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Blog Posts in 2017

  • DC Blood Lab Makes Errors in Hundreds of Zika Tests for Pregnant Women

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Officials from the District of Columbia Department of Health have reported failings in hundreds of Zika tests performed for pregnant mothers. The public admission, made on Thursday February 16, 2017, also noted that some pregnant women were incorrectly told they did not have the mosquito-borne virus when they in fact did, and that officials would be re-testing blood work from ...
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  • Side Underride Truck Accidents Could Be Prevented by Mandatory Side Guards

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Side underride accidents are among the most disastrous type of collision on our roadways. These wrecks occur when passenger vehicles crash into the side of a tractor-trailer and become forced, lodged, or crumpled underneath the trailer. Often, these crashes result in extensive damage to vehicles and severe injuries to drivers and passengers in them, as well as bicyclists and ...
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  • U.S. Attorney's Office Decides Not to Prosecute Officer for Fatal 2016 Shooting in DC

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Feb-2017

    By: Matthew Tievsky Earlier this month, the U.S. attorney’s office elected not to prosecute a Metropolitan Police Department officer who fatally shot a man in 2016. (The officer’s name has never been released). The man who was killed was named Peter John, Jr. On February 1, 2016, according to the officer, he was driving a police cruiser in Northeast D.C. when he saw Mr. John, rolled ...
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  • Researchers Visualize Brain Injuries in Young NFL Athletes to Aid in Monitoring Concussions, CTE

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Researchers from Johns Hopkins have reported findings that evidence of brain injuries and reparative processes can be seen on brain imaging from young and recently retired NFL athletes. According to a report published in JAMA Neurology, the study used PET and MRI technology to visualize the brains of athletes and compare them to a similar men who did not have concussions or ...
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  • Study Analyzes Future Risks of Brain Injuries

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to impact victims for the rest of their lives. While many people who suffer concussions and more serious forms of brain injury see their symptoms decline over weeks or months, others may struggle to make a full recovery and lead normal lives. According to a newly published study, there are also concerns for brain injury victims when ...
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  • Thousands of Truckers Across the Country Cleared by Atlanta Chiropractor May Not Be Fit to Drive

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Under federal regulations, truck drivers must pass extensive medical examinations in order to obtain and preserve their commercial driver’s licenses. Following the recent arrest of Dr. Anthony Lefteris, a chiropractor who was licensed to perform these exams but who federal authorities say did not actually administer the required tests, the fitness of thousands of truckers ...
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  • CDC Study Shows Increase in Brain Injury Death Rate Among High School Football Players

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Feb-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is showing a recent increase in annual death rates among high school football players who suffer brain and spinal injuries. The report, conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina and released on January 5 th, highlighted the increase in deaths after analyzing statistics dating back to ...
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  • What Compensation Can Brain Injury Victims Recover?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel While modern medicine has unlocked many mysteries of the human body, the mysteries of the human brain still remain elusive. Although research efforts have helped scientists explore the ways in which we think, learn, and remember – medical professionals still have difficulties in understanding the dynamics of the brain. This includes the difficulties in identifying, ...
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  • 2017 & The Trucking Industry: Top Issues & Concerns

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel The New Year is bringing a lot of changes when it comes to Washington. Aside from a new President and administration, many shake-ups are taking place in various government agencies, including those responsible for transportation safety and the regulation of the trucking industry. In addition to new technologies and new ideas, these changes could make for an eventful year when ...
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  • Suit Filed Against DC Police Alleging False Arrest & Use of Excessive Force

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On January 20, 2017 there were several ongoing protests during President Trump’s inauguration. A minority of these protesters engaged in property destruction, such as smashing windows and setting fires. After surrounding a large group of protesters and keeping them at the intersection of 12 th and L street, NW, DC police arrested over 217 protesters, charging them with ...
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  • Amazon Developing Uber-like App for Trucking Industry

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 17-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Amazon has established a significant presence in the commercial transportation industry with its own fleet of tractor-trailers and planes that transport Amazon-purchased products where they need to go. Now, Amazon is looking to revolutionize the $800 billion trucking industry by developing a new app designed to connect truck drivers with shippers. According to reports from ...
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  • New Safety Report Attributes Increased Truck Crash Risks to Vehicle Defects, Long Hours

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has taken a closer look at the factors behind commercial truck accidents. Their findings: vehicle defects and long hours, especially when they result from short-haul exemptions to federal hours-of-service rules, substantially increase crash risks. The IIHs consistently studies crash risks involving ...
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  • Top Republicans say Medical Malpractice Reform is Needed, Experts and Facts say Otherwise

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel It’s a common misperception that medical malpractice lawsuits are frivolous and have an overall negative impact on our healthcare system, including by driving up insurance premiums and forcing healthcare providers to order unnecessary tests. Facts, data, and expert analysis demonstrate otherwise. Unfortunately, this misperception has seeped into the political agenda of ...
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