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Blog Posts in May, 2008

  • Diagnostic Tools and Treatment for Brain Injury

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-May-2008

    There are several diagnostic and treatment modalities for supervising or treating traumatic brain injury: CT Scan – CT scans, or computed tomographic scans, utilize x-ray technology to provide imagery of the brain. Doctors can analyze the imagery to determine if a brain is swollen or hemorrhaging, or if brain tissue has been compressed. MRIs – Magnetic resonance imaging tests can ...
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  • What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 14-May-2008

    Symptoms -Headache -Fatigue -Memory loss -Confusion -Loss of consciousness -Dizziness - Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) -Nausea or vomiting Preventing Brain Injury -Wear a seatbelt when riding in a motor vehicle. -Wear a helmet for motorcycle riding, bicycle riding, or other activities that risk head injury. -Use alcohol only in moderation and never while driving or boating. -Assist the elderly in ...
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  • General Information Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 12-May-2008

    More than 1 million head injuries occur every year in the United States. 52,000 individuals die, and 800,000 persons have permanent disability from these injuries. These injuries cost more than $40 billion each year. Because head injuries (also known as traumatic brain injuries) are common, and may have devastating effects, preventing them is critical. Traumatic brain injury is the result of a ...
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  • Requests to Admit

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 9-May-2008

    A party to a lawsuit is permitted to ask another party to admit certain facts relevant to the case. The purpose of a request to admit is to streamline the case and avoid having to prove obvious facts. A secondary reason and benefit of a Request to Admit is to prove to your opponent that you have enough facts that can be readily presented to the jury to prove your case and that we will likely get a ...
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  • Allan M. Siegel Invited to Speak at Supreme Court

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 5-May-2008

    On May 2, 2008, Partner Allan M. Siegel was invited to speak at the Supreme Court to address the winners of the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary's Annual Law Day Contest. The essay contest was open to all sixth grade students in the District of Columbia public schools. The theme of the essay contest was "You Make a Difference." It was meant to encourage students to consider their roles, as it ...
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  • Request for a Physical and Mental Examination

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 2-May-2008

    Whenever a party claims that they were physically or mentally injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, that party is subject to a request by the other side to submit to a physical or mental examination. Requests for physical examinations when there are ongoing complaints are common. The party requesting the examination obtains the report which must be provided to the lawyers at Chaikin, ...
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