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Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • By: Allan Siegel A former student-athlete who played football at the California University of Pennsylvania recently filed a lawsuit against the NCAA alleging that on-the-field concussions led to his devastating condition. Matthew Onyshko, 32, played at California University of Pennsylvania from 1999-2004. He went on to work for the Pittsburgh public schools system before becoming a city ...
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  • By: Ira Sherman The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a national organization that helps to advance research, increase awareness, and promote prevention techniques in the field of traumatic brain injuries. The BIAA is the voice of individuals with brain injuries and takes action in the areas where vigilance is most needed. The BIAA works with Congress to institute public health bills ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel By now, any reasonable person should know that distracted driving places others in serious danger. While text messaging has earned its fair share of attention – with most states passing texting while driving bans – any activity that takes a motorist's attention away from the primary task of driving can be negligent and dangerous, including: Using a cell-phone or ...
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  • Former MLB Player Ryan Freel Suffered from CTE

    Posted By CSCS || 18-Dec-2013

    By: Ira Sherman Ryan Freel – a former Major League Baseball utility player who played a majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds –committed suicide last December. After his death, Freel's family donated his brain to Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and Sports Legacy Institute. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Posted By CSCS || 17-Dec-2013

    By: Allan Siegel If you have been in an accident and you are on the fence about what your next move should be, this blog should help you evaluate your options. Some people wonder, "is it worth it to hire a lawyer?" The answer is that most of the time it will absolutely be worth it, and if you are not sure then you can get a free evaluation of your case from a personal injury lawyer. At ...
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  • By: Allan Siegel Aside from providing injured athletes and their families with the compensation they deserve, concussion lawsuits have sparked an increased awareness about the need for protecting players and their future well-being. After the NFL lawsuit was settled earlier this year, more athletes have stepped forward to hold leagues responsible for failures to address risks associated with ...
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  • What Are the Consequences of Drinking While Biking in D.C.?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Dec-2013

    By: Allan Siegel Happy Hours are a staple in D.C., especially among the young professionals who flock to our nation's capital each year. D.C. is also an athletic city that is on the forefront of bicycle accessibility and safety, and when drinking and biking are combined, the consequences can be very dangerous. A new study recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
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  • Earlier this year, the National Football League (NFL) settled a massive lawsuit with former players and families involving the long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries. Since that time, professional players from different sports have stepped forward to seek legal recourse against leagues and organizations that failed to properly address risks associated with concussions and head injuries. ...
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