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  • Happy Independence Day! Keep It Safe!

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Jun-2016

    Fourth of July Celebrations : that time we realize summer is actually here and families can get together for fun and entertainment. It's also one of the riskiest times of the year for injuries and emergency room visits. Over the years, we have frequently blogged about safety issues, many of them related to Fourth of July celebrations. Listed below are links to a few of our previous posts ...
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  • Ikea Recalls 29 Million Chests & Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Jun-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. On June 28, 2016, Ikea and the CPSC ( US Consumer Product Safety Commission) announced a voluntary recall of all models of MALM and other tall dressers due to tip-over dangers. Ikea has agreed to immediately stop selling the dressers and offer refunds to customers. The recent death of a twenty-two month old child prompted the new recall. ...
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  • More Tips to Prevent the Tragic Results of Children and Hot Cars

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Jun-2016

    Every summer, we are reminded of the dangers of leaving children in hot vehicles. And every summer, we learn of more incidents involving children dying from heatstrokes inside of cars. On average, 37 children die each year in such tragic incidents. Over the years, we have addressed this particular safety issue on our blog many times, with the hope of enlightening our readers by providing tips to ...
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  • "Star Trek" Actor's Death Puts Spotlight on Jeep Cherokee Recall

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Jun-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. At the urging of the NHTSA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) made an unusual recall of 1.1 million SUVs and sedans, including the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was involved in the death of "Star Trek" actor, Anton Yelchin. He was pinned against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence when his vehicle rolled backward down his ...
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  • New Study Sheds Light on Frightening Reality of Statin Intolerance

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Jun-2016

    Statins – drugs designed to reduce heart disease risk, ostensibly by lowering certain types of blood cholesterol – come with a host of document side effects, some of which can be so severe that certain patients cannot tolerate them. A new study reveals that responses such as muscle pain, weakness and cramping are real rather than imaginary. In addition, previous research strongly ...
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  • Nissan Recalls 3.53 Million Vehicles for Failure of Air Bags to Deploy

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Jun-2016

    Recalls due to faulty air bags dramatically affect the nation’s auto industry, creating dynamic legal problems, altering the marketing landscape and forcing engineering innovations. Nissan Motor Co Ltd recently announced a recall of 3.53 million vehicles because of air bags that may fail to deploy. The problem with the Nissan vehicles concerns passenger-side air bags with defective sensors ...
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  • June Is Men's Health Month [6 Pressing Medical Issues for Men]

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Jun-2016

    Many men stay away from the doctor as long as they feel productive. Unfortunately, dangerous diseases often develop without outward signs, a reality that makes regular checkups and general awareness of leading indicators of fitness essential. In honor of the fact that June is Men’s Health Month, we’ve compiled six very important medical issues that affect men. Atherosclerosis, ...
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  • NHTSA Study Results: Less Drunk Driving, More Drugged Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 13-Jun-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Recent NHTSA studies results indicate that impaired driving enforcement now faces new challenges. Although the statistics reveal that drunk driving incidence has decreased, as more states legalize marijuana use, more drivers involved in crashes are testing positive for THC. Since 2007, the number of drivers testing positive for alcohol ...
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  • Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Once School Gets Out for the Summer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Jun-2016

    Those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer will soon be here, giving kids opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, playing in the heat and water sometimes results in injuries and tragedies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the safety tips below. Be mindful of potential dehydration. Summer heat can cause serious problems in children, who are less able to regulate ...
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  • Beach Week Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Jun-2016

    Beach Week is a tradition in the Washington, DC area. Also known as Senior Week or Grad Week, it is celebrated as an opportunity for recent graduates go to local beaches to enjoy a ‘last hurrah’ with their high school friends. For many students, Beach Week encourages a week of dangerous behavior, including wild never-ending parties, binge drinking, and drug use. Such risky activities ...
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  • Montgomery County Crash Kills Three Teens - Speed and Inexperience Blamed

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Jun-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. As reported in the Washington Post, just a few hours before Clarksburg High School's graduation ceremonies, three members of the school's football team were sadly killed in a single vehicle crash in Montgomery County, Maryland. Officials indicated that speed and inexperience contributed to the crash, as the truck they were in ran ...
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  • Teaching Reluctant Children to Swim and Be Safe in the Water: A Quick Guide

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Jun-2016

    Summer is on the horizon, and families throughout the United States are making exciting plans to head to beaches, lakes, rivers and pools. If you haven’t already done so, prioritize teaching water safety to your children to help them avoid a drowning or near-drowning accident. What should you do, however, if your little one doesn’t want to get in the water or if he or she is afraid to ...
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  • June Sun Dangers: Too Much Sun Exposure Is Obviously Bad, but Too Little Could Also Be Unhealthy

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Jun-2016

    We all know that sunburns aren’t healthy and that they can lead to skin cancer. However, could some doctors be overly and inappropriately concerned about sunlight exposure for some people? For instance, does recommending the use of sunscreen for everyone – even those who spend little time outdoors – really lead to health benefits? New science suggests that people who avoid the ...
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  • Debate Over Football Concussions Takes a Bizarre Turn as NFL's Science Criticized

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Jun-2016

    For decades, the National Football League (NFL) researched head injuries and played down the sobering results of this inquiry in a series of papers released to league leadership and the public. Now, the science behind those papers is facing closer scrutiny from sources like the New York Times, and the analysis is revealing even more problems with the research. Since the early 2000s, the ...
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  • June Is National Safety Month: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Jun-2016

    Safety consciousness has its rewards, as the avoidance of threatening situations minimizes risks to life and limb. The National Safety Month of June serves to remind the public of the hazards involving in many aspects of everyday living. Here are a few precautions to keep in mind. Medication Tips While medications can do much good, they also present dangers to those who take them and their ...
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  • New York Times Reports on Dangers of Polypharmacy: the Disconcerting Truth about Our Relationship with Medications

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Jun-2016

    Polypharmacy – technically defined as a medication regimen of five or more drugs – touches all age groups in modern America. Surveys say that a disturbingly number of U.S. seniors may be over-medicated. As a rule, the older people get, the more specialists they need to see. Why might polypharmacy – taking as many as 14 or more medicines at once – cause problems? The ...
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  • Memorial Day to Labor Day for Teen Drivers = "100 Deadliest Days"

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Jun-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. As I have blogged about for many years, distracted driving, especially among teens, has increased dramatically. According to newly released statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Statistics from 2013 indicate that "2,163 teens ...
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  • Metro's SafeTrack Operation: WAMU 88.5 Begins Its Series with the Story of Carol Glover's Family

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Jun-2016

    As the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) begins its long overdue Metro SafeTrack plan, WAMU 88.5 begins a series of news stories covering the project with a look at the lingering effects for the family of Carol Glover, who died in the January 12, 2015 L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident. Patrick Regan and the Regan Zambri & Long law firm is representing the family of Ms. ...
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