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  • Woman Awarded $417 Million in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 31-Aug-2017

    A Los Angeles jury has awarded a woman $417 million from a Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit. Several other lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talcum baby powder products cause ovarian cancer. Although there have been several other multimillion dollar verdicts from these lawsuits, this is by far the largest. The plaintiff in this case was a ...
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  • Tips for Keeping School Lunches Safer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Aug-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. As children head back to school this fall, parents and their children should heed a few safety guidelines to help minimize the potential for dangerous bacteria growth in school lunches. Although most of us are fairly lax when it comes to tossing items into our own lunch bags, it's important to remember that children's immune ...
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  • Maradol Papayas Linked to More Salmonella Cases

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Aug-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. In recent weeks, since my earlier blog post about the salomonella-linked Caribena Maradol papayas warning from the Maryland Department of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its investigation and has issued additional warnings regarding mutiple brands of Mexican papayas. "The U.S. Food and Drug ...
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  • New Bill in Senate Seeks to Protect Children from Heat Stroke in Hot Cars

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 29-Aug-2017

    Many people enjoy being out and about during the warm summer months, but as things heat up, our children can be exposed and vulnerable. Despite all the ongoing efforts to educate parents on the dangers of leaving their children in a hot car even for a few minutes, dozens of children die from heat stroke each year while strapped into their car seats. This is deeply alarming. Nevertheless, only 19 ...
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  • Loved One Having Surgery? Smart Questions to Ask the Doctor

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Aug-2017

    Surgery always involves some risk, but unfortunately, medical errors sometimes amplify the risks even further. If you or a loved one is facing an upcoming surgical procedure, you should keep two things in mind: First—we are always the best people to look out for our loved ones’ best interests; and second—knowledge is power. The more you know about the surgery and what should ...
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  • Amazing Lighting Strike Stories (and Lessons We Can Learn to Stay Safe)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 24-Aug-2017

    Thunderstorms are quite common during the summer months, and most people don’t think twice about them when they happen—but they should. Lightning remains one of the biggest threats in any thunderstorm, responsible for dozens of deaths and injuries each year. Many times these injuries and fatalities occur because people thought they were safe when they really weren’t. Consider the ...
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  • How Extreme Summer Weather Contributes to Car Accidents and How You Can Stay Safe

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Aug-2017

    During the hot days of summer, we generally think of dehydration and heat stroke as the greatest potential dangers to our health. However, car accidents may present another danger this time of year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the summer months typically bring higher numbers of traffic deaths, with July and August being considered the most dangerous months of the year to be on ...
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  • Massive Recall of Glitter iPhone Cases Due to Burns: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Aug-2017

    They are shiny, glittery and very popular among young people—but they are also apparently unsafe. Last week, as ABC News reports, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a massive recall of liquid glitter iPhone cases manufactured by MixBin Electronics after consumers reported receiving skin irritation and chemical burns from them. The recall includes 24 different ...
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  • New to the D.C. Subway and Rails? Lurking Dangers and Tips to Stay Safe

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Aug-2017

    While millions of travelers ride the rails daily, the Washington, DC subway and rail system (often called the “Metro” or “Metrorail”) is certainly no stranger to safety issues. Last year, the entire system was shut down for a day for safety inspections, and ABC News reported last April that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) had found numerous safety violations ...
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  • Could My Vehicle Suffer from a Seatback Failure?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 17-Aug-2017

    Last year, members of Congress addressed seatback failures, a major safety problem present in millions of vehicles. During rear-end collisions, seats in these vehicles may launch backwards into other occupants. More than 100 people in the United States, most of whom are children, have been killed by seatback failures over the last three decades. Seatback failures have also caused traumatic brain ...
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  • What Caused a Norovirus Outbreak at a Virginia Chipotle?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 16-Aug-2017

    Chipotle is once again facing public backlash after several customers became sick while dining at one of its restaurants. Multiple people allege they became ill after dining at a Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia. An investigation revealed norovirus, a highly contagious virus, was to blame for the outbreak. Norovirus is commonly referred to as the “stomach flu.” According to Chipotle, the ...
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  • Honda Issues Recall for 24,000 CR-V Vehicles Due to Fuel Leaks

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Aug-2017

    Honda has issued a recall for 24,127 2017 CR-V crossover vehicles registered in the U.S. over a defect that may cause fuel leaks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel supply pipe in these vehicles may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, the feed pipe could disconnect from the feed hose and cause leaks while the vehicle is being driven. Fuel ...
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  • Are Dietary Supplements Dangerous?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Aug-2017

    A new study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology claims calls to poison control centers involving dietary supplements increased by almost 50 percent between 2005 and 2012. Every 24 minutes on average, poison control centers receive phone calls involving adverse reactions to these products. Dietary supplements are products that may contain herbs, minerals, vitamins, botanicals, amino ...
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  • How Common Are Theme Park Accidents?

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

    According to a 2013 study published in Clinical Pediatrics, an average of 12 children per day are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries sustained at theme parks. While many incidents involve minor injuries, there are also instances of theme park accidents causing catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Last August, a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a water slide in Kansas City. In ...
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  • Are Ford Police Utility Vehicles Leaking Carbon Monoxide?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Aug-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating reports of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles leaking carbon monoxide into the cabins. NHTSA investigators have arrived in Austin, Texas, to determine why five Austin Police Department officers became ill with carbon monoxide poisoning while driving these vehicles. The Ford police utility vehicles under investigation ...
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  • Are Diagnostic Errors the Most Common Type of Medical Mistake?

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

    Medical mistakes kill more than 440,000 people in the U.S. each year. In fact, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., only falling behind heart disease and cancer. While there are many different types of medical mistakes, diagnostic errors are one of the most common. According to a 2013 study published in the medical journal BMJ Quality and Safety, an estimated 80,000 ...
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  • Is My Vehicle Included in the Fiat Chrysler Recall?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Aug-2017

    If you own or lease a Fiat Chrysler vehicle, you should continue reading our blog. Your vehicle may contain defective car parts. Fiat Chrysler has issued a worldwide auto recall for 1.3 million vehicles. The Fiat Chrysler recall affects 800,000 vehicles in the United States. According to the automaker, 442,000 of these vehicles have faulty alternators that may experience premature diode wear in ...
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  • Are Trampoline Parks Safe?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Aug-2017

    A Florida mother’s photo of her son’s trampoline park injury has been shared online by more than 275,000 people. In the photo, the woman’s 3-year-old son is lying down in a body cast that he received after breaking his leg at a trampoline park. The mother is using the photo to warn other parents that trampolines are dangerous for children. According to the American Academy of ...
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  • Safety Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-Aug-2017

    It’s the day your high school graduate has dreamed of—and the day you’ve secretly come to dread—the day your child leaves home to start college as a freshman. College life is a culture all its own, with both adventures and possible dangers ahead. What words of wisdom can you give your college freshman to keep her safe as she starts a new chapter? Here’s a list of the ...
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  • A Quick-Start Guide to Boating Accident Prevention

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Aug-2017

    While many Americans enjoy being out on the water during the warm summer months, boating accidents remain a point of concern. The most recent Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics Report says 701 people died in boating accidents in 2016—a 12 percent increase over the previous year. The following boating accident prevention guide can help you stay safe on the water. Keep your boat ...
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