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Blog Posts in March, 2010

  • 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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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 1-Mar-2010

    The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to participate in Brain Injury Awareness Month. Partners Joseph Cammarata and Ira Sherman are President and Vice President, respectively, of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. Serving in that capacity, efforts have been made to encourage the District of Columbia City Council to issue a proclamation, which it is expected to ...
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