Drone Safety Resources

Once regarded exclusively as a military matter, drones are increasingly popular for recreational purposes. They are also becoming more common in the commercial sector, with many businesses relying on unmanned aircraft for delivery purposes. Unfortunately, casual and commercial users alike often compromise the safety of bystanders by improperly flying or landing these devices. If everybody sticks to the rules, however, drones can be safely operated and enjoyed. Before you operate your drone, be sure to check out these essential resources: Federal Aviation Administration Fact Sheet The FAA offers a detailed fact sheet highlighting when and where small unmanned aircraft can…

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BPA Dangerous to Women, Children | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire We have previously written to you about the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA)–a chemical used often in baby-bottles and other hard-plastic products, including food containers.  Medical News Today reports that BPA poses dangers to women as well. According to the report, a team of U.S. scientists suggested that  BPA “may harm the heart, particularly in women, because of what they discovered in tests on female rats and mice.”  The studies revealed that “exposure to BPA or estrogen or both made the hearts of female rats and mice behave abnormally.” Other studies have linked BPA…

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GM, Chrysler Bankruptcy Plans Unfair to Accident Victims | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The Hill reports that “Consumer groups and trial lawyers are crying foul over the Obama administration’s bankruptcy plans for General Motors and Chrysler” because “those plans would extinguish all ongoing auto accident claims that blame a death or serious injury on a defective GM or Chrysler vehicle.”  According to the report, Clarence Dilow, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, admits that “the plans are unusual in that they would prevent anyone from bringing a future liability claim against GM or Chrysler if a car already purchased from either company is defective…

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“Play Yards” By Eddie Bauer Pose Suffocation Hazard | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Eddie Bauer company have recalled nearly “76,600 Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards, sold in the U.S. and Canada and distributed by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., because of a suffocation hazard to an infant.”  According to the recall, the play yard’s “rocking bassinet” attachment has the propensity to tilt when secured by straps, causing it to stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while the product is in its rocking mode. A tilted sleeping surface can cause an infant to…

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Hearing Tomorrow On Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing tomorrow regarding The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009.   This is an important piece of legislation that should become law. We encourage our readers to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to vote in favor of the bill. The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 is important for two principal reasons.  First, it will allow every American patient to hold manufacturers of defective medical devices accountable for injuries and deaths caused by unsafe products.  It will also prevent the manufacturers of defective devices from…

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