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Blog Posts in 2010

  • Oracle Corporation, the world's second largest software maker, has been sued by a whistleblower and the United States Justice Department. The lawsuit involves claims that Oracle overcharged the government tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuit claims that Oracle failed to disclose discounts that it gave favorite commercial customers. A former Oracle employee filed a lawsuit under the Federal ...
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  • Target Recalls Children's Belts

    Posted By Page1Admin || 22-Jul-2010

    The Target corporation recalled over 100,000 children's belts because of the excessive levels of lead in the belt buckles. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission reported that the recall applied to Cherokee brand boys and CRICO brand girls belts which were sold exclusively in Target stores and its website from December 2008 to December 2009. Lead poisoning in children can cause severe brain ...
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  • Summer Driving Tips for the Safety of Your Family.

    Posted By Page1Admin || 15-Jul-2010

    Tire Pressure: Always check your tire pressure. Driving on underinflated or overinflated tires, particularly in hot weather, causes internal tire damage and increases the chance of a tire failure by tread separation or blowout. Tire pressure should be checked every few weeks, and certainly before a road trip. If possible have them checked at a tire service center, but always check the pressure ...
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  • Many of you who read our blogs or watch our YouTube videos know that the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has recently successfully completed a case under the Federal False Claims Act or also known as the "whistleblower act". What you may not realize is that many of you have the potential to save all of us taxpayers money by notifying the lawyers of Chaikin, Sherman, ...
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  • There is a concept in the law which is called the " Sudden Emergency Defense ". The sudden emergency defense recognizes that when an individual is confronted with an emergency that is not of his or her making that is sudden and requires an immediate response, that the reaction of the person would not be as careful as that of an individual that had more time to react and because there was not the ...
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  • GEICO and perhaps other insurance carriers will reduce your automobile insurance rate by approximately 10% if you sign up for an online defensive driving class and successfully complete it. Everyone should contact their automobile insurance carrier and find out whether they will give you a reduced rate if you successfully complete this course. While you are at it, make sure that you are receiving ...
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  • Why is a Defendant Allowed to Have Somebody Examined?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 30-Jun-2010

    Generally speaking, the rules of procedure permit a defendant to obtain a medical examination of someone claiming the present effects of a personal injury because they have put their physical condition "in issue" under those circumstances. The defendant invariably hires a doctor to testify that the injury is either less severe than claimed, related to something other than the incident at issue, or ...
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  • The highest court in the state of Georgia recently ruled that caps on noneconomic losses in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional. Maryland has a cap on noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages refers to pain and suffering. So, people who have the greatest pain and the greatest suffering are the individuals who are most denied fair and complete justice because they are entitled to the ...
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  • Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Collisions

    Posted By Page1Admin || 8-Jun-2010

    We read about the unfortunate loss of 16 year old Anthony Feather, from King George County, Virginia, who died on May 9, 2010 after being thrown from a motor vehicle. Anthony and his friends went to their prom on Saturday night at King George High School. While an investigation is still pending, it is believed that the driver was speeding when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. We ...
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  • It is unfortunate when you become injured as a result of someone else's carelessness. It is also unfortunate that your daily routine is now altered due to doctor and physical therapy appointments. However, even though it may be inconvenient and burdensome, it is important that you seek proper medical treatment and follow through with your treatment plan. Preliminarily, it is important to select a ...
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  • The Advantages of Carrying UM and UIM Coverage

    Posted By Page1Admin || 1-Jun-2010

    As we all know, accidents are unpredictable and can change one's life in an instance. Unfortunately, some driver's do not comply with the law and carry insurance coverage. This can leave the victim of an accident in difficult situation, if they do not have the right insurance coverage. To ensure that you and your passengers are protected, you should review your automobile insurance policy to ...
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  • PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. If you are involved in an automobile accident, PIP coverage will provide you and any passengers in your vehicle with coverage for lost wages and reasonable medical bills that were incurred as a result of the accident, regardless of who is at fault. In some states, such as the District of Columbia, PIP coverage will provide additional insurance coverage to ...
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  • Miscellaneous Rules for Tractor-Trailer Operators

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-May-2010

    Miscellaneous Rules for Tractor-Trailer Operators 1. Use of Extreme Caution by Truck Driver in Hazardous Conditions Extreme caution is required by the operator of a tractor trailer in adverse and/or hazardous weather conditions. Much like the operator of a passenger motor vehicle should use heightened caution in the operation of his/her motor vehicle in adverse/hazardous weather conditions, so too ...
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  • Miscellaneous Findings Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 28-Apr-2010

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following miscellaneous findings regarding traumatic brain injury for 2002-2006: 1. There was a 14% increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergency department (ED) visits and a 19% increase in hospitalizations. 2. Fall-related TBI seen in emergency departments among children 0-14 years old went up 62%. 3. There was an ...
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  • A Leap Forward on PTSD

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 26-Apr-2010

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota Brain Sciences Center and Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center have identified a biological marker in the brains of those exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder that often affects war veterans and others who have suffered traumatic events. PTSD can manifest in flashbacks, recurring nightmares, rage, or ...
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  • Keeping Our Children Safe

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 29-Mar-2010

    We all want to keep our children safe and secure and knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury is a step towards this goal. Surprisingly, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children ages 0-19. Approximately 8,000 children are daily treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. That is almost 2.8 million children each year! Many falls can be prevented ...
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  • Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms Also Pose A Slip and Fall Danger, Particularly to Older Citizens.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 26-Mar-2010

    Continuing our effort to provide prevention tips to avoid slip and falls in the home, we are providing the following suggestions to assure that your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are safe: In the kitchen 1. Assure that items that you need to use frequently are kept on lower shelves, about waist level, to avoid having to use a step stool to reach them. 2. If a step stool is unsteady, get one with a ...
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  • What You Can Do To Prevent Falls-

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 24-Mar-2010

    Prevention of slip and falls is not just a matter of making sure that your environment is as safe as possible. You can have an effect on the likelihood that you will suffer a slip and fall. There are many things that each of us can do to protect ourselves, as best as we can, from losing our balance and falling. These are some of those actions: 1. Exercise regularly because exercising makes you ...
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  • For Parents and Coaches- On-Field Mental Status Evaluation

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 19-Mar-2010

    The following are examples of questions recommended for high school age athletes who appear to have suffered a concussion. Any inability of the athlete to respond correctly to the questions should be considered abnormal. Examples of questions that relate to the athlete's orientations are: 1. What stadium or field are we in? 2. What city is this? 3. Who scored last? 4. What team did we play ...
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  • CSCS Presents the Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 17-Mar-2010

    The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to announce that the Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship is currently taking applications for highschool seniors entering into an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university for the 2010-2011 school year! Here is a new video of Ira Sherman talking about the scholarship on our YouTube channel: ...
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  • Recent reports indicate that the NHL has now recognized the likelihood of repeated concussions causing brain injury in hockey players over a long period of time. Both the NFL and NFL Players Association have had representatives testify in Congress acknowledging the likelihood of repeated concussions can cause traumatic brain injury and affect memory and other cognitive functions among its players. ...
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  • There was a case brought by a woman that alleged that she developed severe neurological disorders from taking a generic version of a brand-name drug. The Appeals Court agreed with arguments by the Center for Constitutional Litigation that Federal law does not preempt the failure to warn against a generic drug manufacturer. Accordingly, the case was permitted to proceed.
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  • Injured victims of negligence by drug manufacturers and manufacturers of other products attempt to stop lawsuits by individuals injured as a result of a defective component of the product or the failure to advise the public of defects in a product by asserting a Federal "Preemption" Doctrine. For instance, manufacturers of breast implants, orthopedic devices and numerous other products ...
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  • Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned a medical malpractice cap on damages finding that limiting compensation for injured victims of malpractice violated the Illinois constitution. Unfortunately, in Maryland Virginia there are still caps on damages which limit the rights of innocent victims to obtain full justice when they are injured by negligence. In Maryland, there is no cap on ...
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  • Poet's Corner- "The Road to Recovery"

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 4-Mar-2010

    The Road to Recovery may seem lonely and bleak. . it may leave you weak and filled with defeat. The Road to Recovery may be confusing with bursts of sunshine and valleys of darkness. . . with seconds of relief and days of pain. The Road to Recovery may be confused with weakness and misunderstood as anger. . . even though your only wish is for a smile, if even for the meanwhile. So you grunt and ...
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