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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 Automatic Car Windows Injure Children?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 3-Oct-2017

    Automatic car windows are found in millions of vehicles sold in the US. However, power windows can also be hazardous to children, especially when they are left unattended. Children may roll the windows up on themselves while trying to stick their heads out of vehicles. Windows can exert intense pressure on the windpipe, leaving children who become caught unable to breathe or scream for help. While ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Signs That a Defective Car Part May Have Caused or Contributed to Your Accident

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Jul-2017

    Admittedly, most automobile accidents occur due to some form of driver error, which is why insurance companies use the word “fault” to determine who should pay for the damage. However, occasionally a defective automobile part can be a contributing factor, or even the direct cause of a crash. If you believe a defective car part may have played a role in your recent automobile accident, ...
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  • Another Reminder of the Dangers of Distracted Driving - And a Pledge to NOT Text and Drive

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

    In recent years, a number of campaigns have initiated to urge against texting and driving, with varying degrees of success. Multiple states have enacted laws to ban texting while driving. According to the National Safety Council, although everyone is confident they are able to multitask while driving, it is actually not really possible to successfully do two things well at the same time. Listed on ...
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  • Reminders for Beach Safety

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

    With summer in full swing and the school year still barely on the horizon, many families are heading to the beach. Millions of Americans go to the beach every year. While most of these trips go smoothly, last year over three hundred people died at beaches. Here are some safety tips to help you and your family have a safe and fun beach vacation. Learn to swim. Swimming in the ocean is more ...
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  • Papaya-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Expands

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

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Last week, we blogged about a local outbreak of Salmonella connected to Caribena brand yellow Maradol papayas sold in Maryland grocery stores. Since the initial local investigation began, in follow up to the Maryland Department of Health's warning regarding its investigation of a Salmonella investigation related to the Maradol ...
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  • How to Vet and Choose the Right Babysitter for Your Family

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

    The task of choosing a new babysitter can be daunting, to say the least. You’re about to entrust your children—your most precious treasures—into someone else’s care, possibly even someone you barely know. How do you interview/vet possible babysitters to ensure your children will be both safe and happy in their care? First, some comforting news: Incidents of babysitters ...
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  • HOT CARS Act of 2017

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jul-2017

    Since 1998, over 700 children have died from being left in hot cars. Most children who die in hot cars are under two years old. Since the beginning of 2017, twenty-three children have already died in hot cars. In most of these cases, according to NoHeatStroke.org, the caregiver responsible has simply forgotten the child in the backseat. One psychology professor says that this happens because ...
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  • Maryland Health Department Issues Salmonella Warning about Caribena-Brand Maradol Papayas

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jul-2017

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. The Maryland State Department of Health recently issued a warning for consumers of Caribena's yellow Maradol papayas as part of an ongoing investigation of Salmonella contamination. The June 19, 2017, press release involves Caribena-brand papayas that were distributed throughout Maryland grocery stores. Further investigation into the ...
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  • Can I Use a GoPro to Show Fault After a Bicycle Accident?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jul-2017

    Social media users across the country are sharing video footage from a bicycle accident captured by a cyclist who was wearing a GoPro. In the video, a large SUV is seen speeding away after clipping another cyclist. Thanks to the video footage, law enforcement had the make and model of the vehicle. Police made an arrest shortly after the accident. Fortunately, the cyclist involved in the accident ...
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  • Amusement Park Safety Guidelines

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

    Amusement park season isin full swing. However, it is important to keep in mind the risks involved when taking your family for a day of summer fun. While a day at an amusement park can be an exciting adventure, it has the potential to be stressful and exhausting as well. Here are some tips to stay safe, happy, and energized during a trip to an amusement park. Stay hydrated. Bring your own reusable ...
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  • Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia Closes Due to Norovirus Outbreak

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

    Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner. Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sterling, Virginia shut down today due to yet anouther outbreak of illness among Chipotle customers. Since 2015, Chipotle has experienced multiple closures because of foodborne illness outbreaks, including repeated outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. Since then, Chipotle has struggled to restore its ...
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  • Pool Safety Pledge Week

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

    Swimming is a great way to have fun, exercise, and cool off, especially during a record-setting hot summer. Even though it can be a fun activity for the whole family, you should still be careful. In a recent publication, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that from 2012 through 2014, 76% of reported fatal drownings and 74% of nonfatal drownings involved children under five. This ...
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