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Blog Posts in 2011

  • FDA Warning: Surgical Mesh May Not Be Best Route

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-Dec-2011

    The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning regarding serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse. Here's what you need to know: Who's affected Patients who've undergone surgical repair for either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have suffered serious complications from transvaginal ...
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  • My aching back: Steps to relieve back pain

    Posted By Page1Admin || 5-Dec-2011

    Millions of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. That stat's not surprising, considering almost everything we do requires us to use your backs. According to Discovery Health, approximately 60-90 percent of all Americans will experience at least one back injury in their lives. Half of these people will experience multiple episodes of back problems. Back pain ranges from ...
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  • Do You Understand Cerebral Palsy?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 2-Dec-2011

    Cerebral palsy is defined by the national Center for Biotechnology Information as a "condition, sometimes thought of as a group of disorders, that can involve brain and nervous system functions such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing and thinking." Symptoms range from simple lack of fine muscle coordination to an inability to maintain balance or walk. The condition is often accompanied by ...
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  • Driving Safety for Teenage Drivers

    Posted By Page1Admin || 30-Nov-2011

    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released a study which found that teenagers are more likely to crash in their first month of driving then they are in the next two years of driving. The most significant mistakes during the first month are failing to slow down, failing to yield and a lack of attention. During this period, a parent or guardian who accompanied the new driver during the ...
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  • Steve Jobs on Death

    Posted By Page1Admin || 28-Nov-2011

    This is the third in three installments about Steve Jobs' commencement speech delivered to Stanford University in June 2005, and this blog is adopted from that address. In his address, Mr. Jobs told three stories. Each story set out a part of Mr. Jobs' philosophy for life. The third story was about death. Mr. Jobs stated that the realization that death will come, helped him make the big choices in ...
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  • Steve Jobs on "Connecting the Dots"

    Posted By Page1Admin || 21-Nov-2011

    This is the first in three installments about Steve Jobs' commencement speech delivered to Stanford University in June 2005, and this blog is adopted from that address. In his address, Mr. Jobs told three stories. Each story set out a part of Mr. Jobs' philosophy for life. The first story was about "connecting the dots." Mr. Jobs dropped out of college because he did not see any value in it - he ...
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  • General Motors has ordered a recall of 38,000 of its Pontiac G8 Sedans, following recent crash-tests of the vehicles. GM discovered that, when the front passenger seat is moved forward, close to the dashboard, to accommodate a passenger approximately the size of a woman 4' 11" in height, the position of the seat triggered a fault in the deployment of the passenger-side airbag. This fault caused ...
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  • Tips to keep kids safe in and around vehicles

    Posted By Page1Admin || 14-Nov-2011

    • Walk around and behind a vehicle priorto moving it. • Know where your kids are. Make children move away from your vehicle to a place where they are in full view and/or have another adult supervise children before moving your vehicle. • Teach children that "parked" vehiclesmight move. Let them know that theycan see the vehicle; but the driver might not be able to see them. • Consider installing ...
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  • On March 4, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would reclassify Topamax and its generic version, Topiramate, from a Pregnancy Category C to a Pregnancy Category D following receipt of new data from the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry, which indicates an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate among babies born to ...
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  • As revealed by the law firm's brochure, a copy of which is attached, the law firm has successfully resolved numerous medical malpractice cases alleging severe permanent brain injury. The mother of one of those clients, Teresa Morring, has provided a client testimonial that can be seen by clicking here.
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  • Call for Traumatic Brain Injury to be Classified as a "Chronic Disease"

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 21-Oct-2011

    Dr. Brent Masel, president and medical director of the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston, Texas has recently written that there is an incorrect notion that traumatic injury to the brain will heal. Dr. Masel points out that although many of the 1.7 million TBIs sustained annually in the US are injuries from which a patient recovers and are cured, more than 125,000 of these are permanent and ...
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  • Mayor Gray Signs Athletic Concussion Protection Act Bill

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Oct-2011

    Mayor of the District of Columbia Vincent Gray signed the Athletic Concussion Protection Act into law on July 27, 2011. The law requires that coaches remove youth athletes performing in any sport from the game in the event that there are signs or symptoms of concussion. The youth athletes will not be permitted to return to play the sport until the player receives clearance from a healthcare ...
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  • Over a 100 former professional football players filed suit in California against the NFL and several helmet manufacturers. The complaint alleges that the brains of deceased former NFL players, examined after their death, revealed that the condition of their brain were the same as those found in punch-drunk boxers. Additionally, researchers have found that players who have had multiple concussions ...
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  • Slip and Fall case settles for $350,000

    Posted By Page1Admin || 13-Oct-2011

    Our client was entering an elevator when she slipped and fell on the floor. Her head hit the side of the elevator door. Partner Allan M. Siegel filed a lawsuit. During the course of discovery it was learned that the property owner had the elevator doors cleaned with elevator polish earlier in the morning. They used an aerosol can to apply the polish and it was believed that residue from spraying ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel settles case for $275,000

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-Oct-2011

    Our client was injured when he stepped on a nail that was on his outdoor patio. The nail penetrated his shoe and resulted in a puncture wound. When he left his house in the morning, his patio was clear of any debris or dirt. When he returned there was ground dirt on his patio, and a rusty nail. Apparently, there were cable installers who had dug up the ground for purposes of installing cable ...
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  • It is well-known from our own common experience watching our own children as well as amateur and professional sports that players in many sports, including soccer, hockey, football, and lacrosse, can suffer what appear to be concussions when they get their "clock rung". We now know that "shaking it off" to "get the cobwebs out" are just expressions used to force athletes who were injured to get ...
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  • Fort Totten Metro Case Proceeds Forward

    Posted By Page1Admin || 26-Jul-2011

    The crash of two metro cars on the red line in June 2009 was a tragedy. It killed nine people, and injured hundred others. The tragedy has been aggravated by the fact that Metro has refused to take responsibility for its failures. Discovery has revealed that Metro mixed parts from different manufacturers in the signals that detect that trains on the tracks. Mixing these parts caused the signals to ...
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  • CSCS Recovers $315,000 for Bus Accident Victim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Jul-2011

    Our DC personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. were recently successful in recovering a $315,000 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries after being hit and run over by a bus. Our client was on a bus trip with his local lodge. The bus stopped at a rest stop, and parked in an area in which buses were prohibited. Our client, along with many of ...
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  • The law firm recently settled a case for $698,750 on behalf of a man who was killed by tractor-trailer driver. Our client was the manager and owner of a campground in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. The truck driver had entered the campground without permission to visit one of the families who was living on the campground. There is a sign at the front of the campground that says that all visitors must ...
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  • Our client was driving through an intersection when the Defendant, who was driving in the opposite direction, attempted a left turn in front of our client without yielding the right of way. Their two vehicles collided, and our client was injured with strains to his neck, back, and ankle. Our client suffered losses of several thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages, as well as lasting ...
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  • Unfortunately, the firm has been asked to help families after tragic drownings of children have caused permanent brain injuries. We have also been involved in cases where diving accidents have caused paralysis. While these injuries were caused by the negligence of pool and beach owners, it is clear that teaching children about safety in the water can often prevent tragedies. That is why the law ...
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  • Windows Need to be Childproofed

    Posted By Page1Admin || 28-Jun-2011

    While most expectant parents go to great lengths to baby proof and child proof their homes, as children get a little older and more active, one danger that is often overlooked is that of small children falling out of windows, particularly those located on homes' upper levels. Injuries suffered in these falls are severe and at times can be fatal. The saddest cases are those when earlier warnings or ...
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  • Student athletes for education opportunities, Inc., in partnership with the safe concussion outcome, recovery, & education (SCORE) program of the Children's National Medical Center and Howard University's Division of Allied Health Sciences, hosted a city wide conference on the issue of concussion and young athletes. Partner Joseph Cammarata, also President of the Brain Injury Association of ...
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  • Ski and Snowboard the slopes safely - Part 2

    Posted By Page1Admin || 6-Jun-2011

    Here are some other tips to help you stay safe on the slopes: Don't ski alone, ski with a companion who can go get ski patrol in the event of an injury, or stay with the injured party. Carry a cell phone. Most ski areas' ski patrol dispatch desks can be reached or routed through by a 911 call. Wear a helmet. Studies show ski helmets reduce injury and prevent death. Take a ski lesson. Advanced ...
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  • Fatal Bus Accident on Route 95 in Virginia

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-May-2011

    There was a horrific bus accident that occurred around 5 a.m. this morning on Route 95 in Caroline County Virginia. It was a tour bus carrying 58 passengers on a trip from North Carolina to New York which overturned and left 4 people dead and dozens of people injured. The driver of the tour bus was charged with reckless driving and is currently being held in Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover ...
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