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  • The Huge and Underappreciated Problem of Hospital Errors

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Dec-2015

    Most people are aware that medical errors occur during hospitalizations and that they result in illness, injury and death; however, few know the full extent of the problem. Doctors and healthcare consumers alike tend to assume such mistakes are relatively rare. In a startling new book, Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America’s Third Largest Cause of Death, And What Can Be Done About ...
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  • Most Hazardous Toys of 2015

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Dec-2015

    Toys have the potential to harm children in many ways. Health risks include choking, damaged hearing and the ingestion of toxic chemicals as well as injuries to any part of the body. The Public Interest Research Group's Education Fund released its annual Trouble in Toyland report of dangerous toys. Below are the worst offenders. • Fun Bubbles jump rope from Dollar Tree. It contains 10 ...
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  • Toyota Recalling Another 1.6 Million Cars Over Takata Air Bag Debacle

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Dec-2015

    The latest Toyota recall of 1.6 million vehicles with defective air bags represents only a part of the 15 million vehicles with this problem that the carmaker has recalled since 2013. This recall involves 22 models sold in Japan, including the Vitz and Corolla, manufactured between January 2004 and December 2005, along with models in Britain, Italy and Spain. Japan's Takata makes the hazardous ...
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  • Volkswagen Recall Spreads as South Korea Recalls Over 125,000 Cars

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Dec-2015

    Volkswagen's (VW) troubles continue to mount following the exposure of the carmaker's attempt to conceal the magnitude of smog-causing emissions from its vehicles. In September, the company admitted to installing software in up to 11 million diesel vehicles around the world that tremendously understated emissions of nitrogen oxides. Now, following a California recall of VW vehicles, South ...
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  • Medical Errors on the Decline Since Obamacare Rollout

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Dec-2015

    According to a new hospital report, deadly medical errors have declined in hospitals, a benefit that may have saved 87,000 lives since 2010. Identifying the reasons for the improvement presents a challenge, but many analysts believe initiatives within the Affordable Care Act have played an important role. If these experts are correct, it means Obamacare has prevented deaths due to human error. The ...
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