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Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • The Many Ways Your Personal Injury Can Affect Your Life

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel If you’ve suffered a personal injury caused by another’s carelessness, your life is probably negatively impacted. Clearly explaining your injuries to your lawyer can have an impact on the value of your case and the compensation you receive. But when your lawyer asks you to remember all the ways an injury has impacted your life, it can be difficult to remember with ...
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  • Amended Complaint Filed in Class Action Against DC Rabbi Voyeur, Religious Institutions

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Aug-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and interim class counsel Sanford Heisler, LLP have filed an amended complaint in the pending class action lawsuit involving DC Rabbi Bernard “Barry” Freundel. Freundel is currently serving a 6 ½ year prison sentence for secretly video recording women as they used a ritual Jewish bath, or mikvah, in his Georgetown synagogue, Kesher ...
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  • New Study Changes the Recovery Timeline After a Brain Injury

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have just concluded a study on student athletes that sheds new light on how long the effects of a brain injury may actually last. Under current protocols, when an athlete suffers a concussion they are monitored for symptoms such as headaches, balance difficulties, and issues with memory and thinking. In many cases ...
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  • CSCS Announces 2016 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Winner

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Aug-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce the winner of our 2016-2017 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Award – Biruk Negash! Biruk’s essay on how she plans to make the world a better place was selected by our team as the winning submission, and we are thrilled to help support her education as she begins school this fall as a freshman at the University ...
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  • United Soccer Player Chris Rolfe Speaks Out About His Concussion

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On April 30, 2016, D.C. United player Chris Rolfe took the field at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, to play his former team the Chicago Fire. Approximately 30 minutes into the game he took an elbow to his nose from defender Rodrigo Ramos. He brushed the hit off thinking that such a hit could not cause a significant injury. His competitive drive kept him in the game. During ...
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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Discusses Concussion, Lengthy Recovery, and Concerns Over Career

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Earlier this month, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed he was still recovering from concussion symptoms experienced as a result of a crash in early June. The lengthy recovery is new for Earnhardt, who has suffered previous concussions and head injuries during his career, and it has prompted the driver to not only question his future, but also raise awareness about ...
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  • Supreme Court to Hear State Farm's Appeal of Whistleblower Case Alleging Hurricane Katrina Fraud

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s petition to overturn a whistleblower case alleging that the insurer defrauded a government flood insurance program in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The case began when Cori and Kerri Rigsby filed a qui tam suit in 2006 on behalf of the United States government, alleging that State Farm illegally ...
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  • Metro Shutdowns Spur Transportation Alternatives

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the last several weeks, Metro has shut down various parts – and sometimes all – of its rail system, in order to perform necessary and long-delayed maintenance and avoid more dangerous accidents. Most recently, Metro has announced that the agency may permanently stop offering rail service after midnight on weekends. The reduced services by Metro have spurred ...
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  • Water Safety: Preventing Drowning Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel With the summer heat upon us, many in the DC metro area are cooling off by jumping in the water. If you and your loved ones are enjoying water activities this summer, we would like to remind you about the importance of keeping yourself and your children safe. Facts about Drowning Accidents Drowning accidents happen all the time – at private and public pools, bathtubs, the ...
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