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Blog Posts in September, 2009

  • Whistleblower Gets $51.5 Million

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 30-Sep-2009

    As many of you know, the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is currently involved in a significant whistleblower case and considers themselves " your whistleblower law firm ". Now comes the story of John Kopchinski who exposed problems with Pfizer's painkiller, Bextra, and will receive more than $51.5 million from the settlement. Mr. Kopchinski will earn more ...
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  • Pfizer Settles Qui Tam/False Claims Act Claim for $1 Billion

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 25-Sep-2009

    Last month, the United States Department of Justice announced that Pfizer, Inc agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve a qui tam/ False Claims Act case. This is the largest qui tam/False Claims Act settlement in history. A qui tam case is a case that allows a private citizen (the whistleblower) who knows of fraud committed against the United States to file a lawsuit to recover the losses caused by the ...
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  • As the health care debate continues on in Congress, there has been discussion that there should be some form of medical malpractice reform in the bill. There are many independent studies that show that malpractice lawsuits contribute a tiny fraction to the cost of healthcare. Thus, the cost of taking away injured patients rights, is not likely to improve the quality of our health care system or ...
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  • On August 26, 2009, the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. made its first ever presentation of the Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship to Ms. Ida Daniel. Ms. Daniel will be attending the University of Maryland. Ms. Daniel was the most qualified applicant among approximately 60 individuals who applied for the scholarship. The ...
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  • As previously reported in these blogs, the last car of Train 703 in the 2004 crash sustained damage vastly disproportionate to the damage sustained by the lead car of Train 105. A fundamental flaw in the crashworthiness of the structural design of the 1000-series car body was discovered by the NTSB. In the 2004 crash, the last rail car of Train 703 telescoped and overrode the leading end of the ...
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  • On November 3, 2004, Metro Train 703 collided with Metro Train 105 at the Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan station in Washington, D.C. Train 703 was travelling outbound on the red line going uphill between Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan and the Cleveland Park underground stations when it began to roll backward. It then struck Train 105 at a speed of approximately 36 mph. Train 703 wasn't carrying any ...
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  • When a CSX/Amtrak train derailed in Kensington, MD, numerous individuals were injured. The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. successfully represented one of those injured victims. In 2004, when a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) train crashed into another train, again, the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. successfully ...
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