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  • General Mills Flour Recalled Due to Possible E.coli O121 Contamination

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 31-May-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. General Mills is cooperating with health officials in an ongoing E. coli O121 investigation and voluntarily recalling Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour. Research into 38 occurrences of illnesses in 20 states between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016, is being conducted by state and federal authorities. ...
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  • Surprising Memorial Day Weekend Dangers (And How to Handle Them)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-May-2016

    As families throughout the country prepare for Memorial Day weekend fun, many people worry about the season’s most obvious dangers. Even if you’ve packed the first aid kit, slathered on the sunscreen, and parked a new fire extinguisher within reach of the barbecue, you may have overlooked some “hidden” dangers that surprise far too many during the holiday weekend. ...
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  • Memorial Day Weekend: Boating Season Begins for Many Families

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 27-May-2016

    Memorial Day is a day to give thanks to those who have served while spending time with those we care about. For some, Memorial Day is spent traveling to see their families. For others, it marks the start of the summer season. Boating is a popular summer activity that has become increasingly hazardous in recent years, due in part by the increasing numbers of inexpecrienced boaters, as well as ...
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  • 6 Staggering Statistics About Off Road Vehicle Accidents

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-May-2016

    Most Americans know that highway driving accidents take thousands of lives and lead to untold injuries and misery every year, and they thus generally exhibit vigilance behind the wheel. Fewer, however, understand the dangers involved in using off-road vehicles. In the wake of a massive recall of Polaris off-road vehicles for fire risk, here are six things you may not know about off-road vehicle ...
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  • Wow: Even the Head of the NHTSA Can't Find Replacement Parts for His Takata Airbag

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-May-2016

    Mark Rosekind, the 15 th Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), has first-hand experience in owning a dangerous car that the manufacturer can’t fix. According to numerous press reports, repairs on his wife’s vehicle – a model listed in the Takata airbag recall – can’t be done yet because the parts aren’t available. Scores of ...
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  • Fire Risks Lead to Massive 133,000 Recall of Off-Road Vehicles

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-May-2016

    After reports of 160 fires in off-road vehicles, one of which claimed a life, vehicle manufacturer Polaris has recalled 133,000 of its vehicles, according to a recent article in the Star Tribune. The vehicles have been involved in over 160 reported fires so far, including an incident in which a 15-year-old girl suffered burns to over 65 percent of her body when her rented off-road vehicle rolled ...
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  • Safety Tips for Parents Who Are Fatigued From Taking Care of a Newborn

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-May-2016

    When parents bring home a newborn, they think they are prepared for the disrupted sleep schedules, hypervigilance, and all-around fatigue – but they frequently report being surprised at just how exhausting it is to meet the new baby’s needs. Since fatigue increases the risk of injury or accident for nearly all human activities, here are four ways to reduce your risks and manage your ...
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  • May is National Mental Health Month. Here's What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-May-2016

    Since 1949, organizations like Mental Health America have observed National Mental Health Month in May. Although the focus for 2016 centers around the theme “Life With a Mental Illness,” the resources available from Mental Health America can help anyone improve his or her mental health and live a better life, whether or not a mental health condition has been diagnosed. Here’s ...
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  • Car Seat Safety Rules That Parents Ignore (And Why You Shouldn't!)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-May-2016

    Most parents follow the law when it comes to getting car seats that fit their children and installing them in their vehicles appropriately, per manufacturer’s instructions. However, simply having a car seat isn’t enough to protect your kids in case of an accident. Scientific American recently analyzed the car seat safety rules that parents ignore most often, and researchers offered ...
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  • 5 Prom Safety Tips That Backfire [and How to Protect Your Teen, Instead]

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-May-2016

    Many teens anticipate prom night with joy, yet the event puts overt and subtle pressures on teenagers that can jeopardize their safety. Many prom activities are unchaperoned, for instance, and teens as a result can be tempted to make choices they will later regret. As a parent, you need to know what not to do as well as what to do to protect your children. Here are some safety tips that ...
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  • Prom Safety Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-May-2016

    Prom season is a time of excitement for teens and potential worry for their parents. Preparing for this big event by keeping communication lines open between teens and parents can go a long way in keeping safety in mind. Below are seven reasonable guidelines to help do that. Reinforce with your teens the presentations on safety their school has provided. Prior to proms, schools frequently hold ...
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  • Safety Tips for National Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 20th

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-May-2016

    In recent years, biking has been touted as a better way to commute to work. National Bike to Work Day occurs this year on Friday, May 20. While biking to work may be great for the environment and your personal health, sharing the road with other commuting vehicles can be extremely dangerous. Over 100 cyclists have died in the Washington area over the past 30 years. Listed below are several ...
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  • Medical Errors: Third Leading Cause of Death

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-May-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. A new study just published by patient safety researchers reveals that "medical errors in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States -- claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and ...
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  • Patrick Regan Talks Metro Trains in Washingtonian Magazine

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-May-2016

    In December 2015, Washington, DC personal injury lawyer Patrick Regan was featured in a popular Washingtonian article by Marisa M. Kashino. In the article, he talks about his experience suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) over “big disasters and mundane malfunctions.” Over the past three decades, Pat has earned the reputation as the person to call with a ...
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  • Spring Sports and Head Injuries: What are the True Facts?

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

    Statistics paint a sobering picture of the health hazards spring sports pose. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons reports that of the 446,788 sports head injuries treated at emergency rooms in 2009, 28,716 involved water sports, 85,389 involved cycling, and 38,394 involved baseball and softball. Other activities associated with warmer weather, such as horseback riding, skateboarding ...
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  • New Software Aims to Bring Data to Bear on Problem of Auto Recalls

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

    J.D. Power, a global marketing information services company, recently announced the much ballyhooed launch of SafetyIQ, an online application that assists the auto industry in analyzing vehicle safety data. The firm developed the software in response to the record-setting numbers of vehicle recalls, complaints and technical service bulletins of recent years. According to a press release, Safety IQ ...
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  • CRF Frozen Foods Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-May-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. A potential Listeria risk has been linked to CRF Frozen Foods, prompting a new precautionary food recall. Listeria is a serious and potentially fatal infectious disease, especially for young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Recent cases include suspected links to illnesses and deaths in Washington, ...
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  • Another Bizarre Incident for WMATA Leaves a Pedestrian Dead

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

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Another bizarre incident involving DC's WMATA transportation system has occurred, this time with the bus system instead of their seemingly-plagued subway system. According to the Washington Post, a Metro bus was hijacked in downtown Washington today by a “violent and resistant” suspect. Although details are scarce at this ...
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  • Is Baseball the New Football When It Comes to Head Injuries?

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

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, athletes who have received multiple hits to the head have a significantly higher than average risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition of the brain. Most people associate this disorder with football; however, CTE also strikes participants of less aggressive sports, like baseball. Injuries that produce ...
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