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  • What You Need to Know about Snow Blindness

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jan-2018

    We all know sunshine on snow can be excessively bright to the eyes—but did you realize it can also impair your vision temporarily? We refer to this condition as “snow blindness.” Here’s what you need to know about it, how to deal with it if it happens to you—and how to prevent it. What Is Snow Blindness? The medical term for snow blindness is photokeratitis, a ...
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  • 5 Tips for Space Heater Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jan-2018

    During the cold winter months—and especially during those dreaded Arctic cold snaps and the so-called “polar vortex”—we often turn to space heaters to help fight back the chill in our homes and apartments. As a result, unfortunately, the season of frigid temperatures also turns into “fire season” for many people, as the number of residential fires typically ...
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  • Are Window Blind Cords Putting Your Child at Risk?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Jan-2018

    A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics has released statistics on how many children younger than 6 were injured or killed by window coverings between 1990 and 2015. According to the study, almost two children per day are injured by window blinds. Nearly one child on average is killed each month by these products. It has been known for decades that window blind cords are hazardous ...
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  • Woman Files Lawsuit After Transplanted Pancreas Gives Her Cancer

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Jan-2018

    Thousands of organ transplantations are performed each year. Patients who undergo these operations receive new livers, kidneys, pancreas’, hearts or lungs. Individuals undergo transplant surgery with the expectation that the transplanted organs may save their lives or improve their health. They do not expect for these organs to give them cancer. A woman in California has filed a lawsuit ...
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  • Are You at Risk of Being Harmed by a Carbon Monoxide Leak?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Jan-2018

    Millions of homes in the United States contain a deadly gas cannot be seen, smelled or heard. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics estimate that carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 400 deaths and 50,000 emergency room visits each year. There are cases where negligence causes carbon monoxide poisoning. Circumstances that could cause negligent carbon monoxide poisoning include: ...
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  • Could Your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Stall in Traffic?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 10-Jan-2018

    Chrysler 2017 Pacifica minivan owners are sending horrifying reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the Center for Auto Safety (CFA), NHTSA has received more than 50 reports of these vehicles stalling. Pacifica owners affected by stalling claim they were unable to accelerate, deaccelerate or steer. In some of these cases, stalls occurred at speeds in ...
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  • Can a Medical Misdiagnosis Cause Death Hours Later?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 9-Jan-2018

    Diagnostic errors are the most common medical mistake in the US. These errors might result in little to no harm to patients. However, there are cases where a patient has a life-threatening condition that gets misdiagnosed with something less serious. For instance, a patient suffering from bacterial meningitis must receive an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment to have chance at surviving. ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 8-Jan-2018

    Personal injury attorneys may take cases involving birth defects or birth injuries. However, there are differences between these two terms. A birth defect is a physical, mental or biochemical abnormality. Birth defects can be hereditary or caused by environmental factors during pregnancy. Taking certain medications during pregnancy could cause birth defects. Birth injuries may refer to physical ...
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  • How Can I Prevent a House Fire During the Winter?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 5-Jan-2018

    A recent apartment fire in the Bronx killed 12 people, including four children. According to New York City officials, a 3-year-old boy started the fire by playing with burners on the kitchen stove. Officials said it was New York City’s deadliest fire in 25 years. Apartment fires like this one are commonplace, especially during the winter. Another fire in Aspen Hill, Maryland, caused 60 ...
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  • Recall Safety Part 2: How Can I Check for Recalled Children's Products?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-Jan-2018

    Each year, thousands of consumer products are recalled in the US. Some of these recalls include products that were made for children. Several recalls are currently underway for children’s pajama products that were sold in the US. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), certain pajama products sold by One Stop Shop and Woolino do not meet federal flammability safety ...
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  • NHTSA Launches Investigation in 2015 Recall Over Volkswagen Airbag Failures

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Jan-2018

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into 415,825 Volkswagen vehicles sold in the US. According to NHTSA, these vehicles may contain a defect that could keep the driver’s side airbags from deploying during a collision with sufficient force. NHTSA said that debris can pile up in the steering wheel hub and contaminate the clock spring. Power ...
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  • What are Black Box Warnings?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 2-Jan-2018

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) occasionally requires a “black box warning” for a prescription drug or medical device. These are the most serious warnings required for FDA-approved products. If the FDA has determined a product has a risk of serious injury or death, it may require its manufacturer to include a black box warning on the labeling. A black box warning will summarize ...
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