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  • What Are Common Surgical "Never Events"?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Oct-2017

    “Never events” are a nickname given to the most egregious and preventable medical mistakes. Although there are many ways patients may be harmed while receiving medical services, “never events” refer to specific types of mistakes. The National Quality Forum (NQF) maintains a list of medical mistakes that may be considered “never events.” Twenty-nine of the ...
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  • Can Football Concussions Be Fatal?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Oct-2017

    Football concussions receive a lot of attention from the press because of the possibility athletes may develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While concussions can cause the degenerative brain disease CTE, they may also result in death or permanent disability shortly after an injury occurs. Second-impact syndrome (SIS) is a nickname for brain swelling that can occur when young athletes ...
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  • Are We on the Verge of Revolutionizing Auto Safety?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Oct-2017

    Despite heightened regulations and a constant string of technological advancements over the years, automobile accidents still injure and kill thousands of us each year—in part due to the sheer numbers of cars on the road, in part due to human error, etc. However, looking at recent trends that have revolutionized and disrupted the auto manufacturing sector, we have reason to believe that ...
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  • Leaf Blower Accidents: The Risks and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Oct-2017

    Along with the changing colors and falling leaves, widespread sightings of leaf blowers are a sure sign that autumn is in full swing. These power tools were designed as an invention of modern convenience, but unfortunately they also cause a fairly high number of accidents and injuries each year—even prompting some movements to ban them entirely. If you use a leaf blower yourself—or if ...
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  • Can Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Cause Blindness?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Oct-2017

    August’s solar eclipse that traversed the United States will be remembered for years to come. Thousands of people across the country rushed to stores and online retailers to buy special glasses that were required to safely view a solar eclipse. According to NASA, safe eclipse glasses have a designated 12312-2 ISO number, are free from scratches, do not use homemade filters and list the ...
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