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Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • 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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