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Blog Posts in February, 2011

  • The Council of the District of Columbia is currently considering a bill entitled the "Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011". This bill will protect individuals aged 18 or younger or any physically or mentally disabled individual, irrespective of age, in the event that they show signs or symptoms of a concussion while engaged in an interscholastic athletic activity or an athletic activity ...
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  • On February 10, 2011, Councilman David Catania, Chairman of the Health Committee for the District of Columbia held hearings on the "Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011". This Act, which will be described in great detail in another blog, generally protects youth athletes in the event they show signs and symptoms of a concussion during an athletic event. Council member Catania held hearings ...
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  • What is consumer fraud?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Feb-2011

    Fraud is a concept that relates to being misled into doing something that you would otherwise not have done but for the purposeful and intentional actions or words that led you to believe a particular set of facts were true when, in fact, they were always known to be untrue by the actor or the speaker. Consumer fraud is being misled into agreeing to purchase an item or services from another ...
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  • All of the lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel treat every case as an important one. When partner Ira Sherman began his career at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel in 1980, a lawyer defending a bus accident case, "complained" to Mr. Chaikin "Why does Ira Sherman treat this case like it is going to the Supreme Court". Mr. Chaikin was so pleased he received this " complaint". ...
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  • What constitutes malpractice?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 16-Feb-2011

    Partners Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata and Allan Siegel have been litigating medical malpractice and occasionally legal malpractice cases for decades. Malpractice is nothing more than a subset of the law of negligence. Malpractice means that an individual is practicing below the standard of care. A "maladjusted person" is a person who does not behave in conformance with the expectations of ...
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  • What constitutes negligence?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 14-Feb-2011

    The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have over 60 years experience representing individuals injured as the result of negligence. Negligence is defined at acting carelessly or in a manner less than that which would be expected of an individual in similar circumstances acting reasonably. In other words, its "unreasonable conduct" under the specific circumstances that take ...
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  • On February 10, 2011, Senior Partner Ira Sherman, testified in his role as Vice-President of the Brain Injury Association of DC ("BIADC") before the DC Council Committee on Health in support of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011. Partner Joseph Cammarata, who is President of BIADC, drafted the legislation and worked with members of the DC Council for the introduction of the ...
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  • What is a concussion?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 9-Feb-2011

    A concussion is a brain injury. A concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury, causes a change in mental status at the time of injury such as feeling dazed, disoriented or confused, which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness. It can result from a fall, a blow or jolt to the head or body, the shaking or spinning of the body, or the acceleration and deceleration of the head (like in ...
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  • On February 10, 2011, Senior Partner Ira Sherman, who is also Vice-President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., will be testifying before the D.C. Council Committee on Health. Mr. Sherman will be testifying in support of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011. The BIADC was the catalyst for the introduction of this important piece of legislation which seeks to protect our children ...
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  • Joe Cammarata to Appear on NBC's Viewpoint

    Posted By Page1Admin || 4-Feb-2011

    Partner, Joseph Cammarata, who is also President of the Brain Injury Association of DC, will be appearing on the NBC program called Viewpoint. The program will air on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. Mr. Cammarata will be discussing concussions from sporting events and other activities. Topics include what a concussion is, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and the ...
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  • The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., in particular Partner Ira Sherman, has successfully filed court cases under the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act. In North Carolina, a class action law suit accused Advance America of charging illegal fees and interest rates from consumers who got payday loans from Advance America or National Cash Advance in North Carolina ...
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