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  • What Can Happen When Surgeons Leave Objects Behind in Patients?

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

    Victims of medical mistakes may not realize they have been hurt by an error until after they begin to suffer serious health problems. For example, patients who have surgical equipment left behind after a procedure may not notice anything is wrong until long after they have left the operating room. Surgeons may leave behind surgical sponges, clamps, forceps or scissors inside of patients. In the ...
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  • Why Are Unsecured Soccer Goal Posts Dangerous?

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

    Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. participate organized soccer leagues. These may be operated by independent organizations or afterschool athletic programs. However, there is a commonly overlooked safety hazard associated with playing soccer that could put your child at risk of being injured or killed. A portable soccer goal may cause a catastrophic injury or death if it is not firmly ...
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  • Can Infant Jaundice Cause a Brain Injury if Left Untreated?

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

    Medical mistakes made before, during or after birth can lead to permanent health complications that may significantly reduce the quality of life for newborns and their families. In many cases, newborns who are harmed by medical mistakes will require specialized care for the rest of their lives. For example, if a newborn develops a severe case of jaundice and it remains untreated, they may be at ...
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  • Can Medical Negligence Cause a Hospital-Acquired Infection?

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

    Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 1.7 million patients per year develop infections in US hospitals. An average of 99,000 of these patients will lose their lives. In fact, hospital-acquired infections are a leading cause of patient deaths in the US. There are some instances where hospitals could have done more to prevent and treat these ...
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  • Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles for Seat and Seat Belt Defects

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

    Do you own a Ford F-150, Ford E-Series, Ford Escape or Lincoln MKC? Ford has issued a recall for 117,000 these vehicles because they may contain defective seatbacks, seat belts or seat belt buckles. According to Ford, these vehicles may contain improperly tempered bolts that could compromise the performance of seats or seat belts during a car accident or sudden stop. These defects could put ...
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  • Woman Sickened by Costco Chicken Salad Files Food Poisoning Lawsuit

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 5-Sep-2017

    A Utah woman sickened by a Costco chicken salad has filed a food poisoning lawsuit against the multinational retail chain. The woman and ten of her family members and friends became sick after eating a Costco chicken salad that was tainted with E. coli bacteria. While the woman’s family and friends only became temporarily sick, she was hospitalized with severe health issues. There are ...
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  • When Are Pharmacies Liable for Medication Mistakes?

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

    Millions of Americans take prescription medications to treat various health conditions. Most people will need to visit a pharmacy to have these prescriptions filled. However, pharmacists or their staff members can make mistakes that cause serious harm to their customers. In such cases, it may be possible for victims of pharmacy negligence to file lawsuits. Pharmacies could be held liable for ...
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  • United Medical Center in Washington DC Obstetrics Ward Shut Down for Medical Mistakes

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Sep-2017

    The Washington D.C. Department of Health has temporarily shut down the United Medical Center’s (UNC) obstetrics ward due to medical mistakes made by staff. Located in Southwest Washington DC, UNC’s obstetrics ward provides services to predominantly poorer residents east of the Anacostia River. According to an article published by The Washington Post, hospital staff made several medical ...
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