Traffic Safety Improvements Urged By American Association For Justice | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire In 2007, more than 5,100 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the Department of Transportation.  There were also approximately 100,000 Americans injured in collisions involving both large trucks and buses. The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has urged Congress to take needed steps to reduce highway fatalities and injuries by enhancing safety measures and rules for the commercial vehicle industry. “Stricter safety standards, including roof crush resistance, added seatbelt standards and enhanced driver fatigue monitoring, could protect consumers by reducing the severity of motor carrier accidents,” said AAJ…

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A Push to Test Crash Worthiness of Child Safety Seats in Each Car | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has urged car makers to crash-test child safety seats in their vehicles so we have data to recommend which child restraints are the safest in each auto.  The proposed “new system would be a victory for parents who struggle to find the best car seats for their children.” LaHood said, “What I’d like to talk to the car manufacturers about is the idea that they get some seats, they put them in their car, they crash test them so they can tell people ‘This is the best…

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FDA Meets To Discuss Device Approval | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The New York Times reported recently that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a rare meeting to discuss its device division, which is responsible for–among other things–evaluating, monitoring, and regulating medical devices.  According to the report, Dr. Donna-Bea Tillman, the agency’s director of device evaluation, called an “all-hands” meeting.  This comes in response to a letter from nine scientists who have written President Obama, charging that some in the agency have acted illegally, exposing the public to harmful, even deadly, products. In the letter to President Obama, the scientists claimed that the…

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May Is Electrical Safety Month | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

By Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International sponsors May as National Electrical Safety Month. This May, ESFI’s focus is the Buyer Beware Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign to help raise awareness about dangerous and defective counterfeit electrical products that are threatening to harm public health and safety.  ESFI has a buyer beware fact sheet and a tool kit that professionals and consumers can use to educate the public about this very serious problem. According to  ESFI, “unlike fake handbags, watches, or designer apparel, these fraudulent products such as circuit breakers, power strips, extension cords, batteries, hair dryers, and holiday…

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