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Blog Posts in 2017

  • After an Auto Accident: Short and Long-Term Tips

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Being involved in any type of auto accident can be an overwhelming experience. From the initial shock to the many headaches ahead, there are a lot of things to do - and a lot of things that can go wrong. Because the actions you take following a preventable wreck can make the difference in your personal injury case, our team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Discusses the United Airlines Incident on iNews24

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

    Last week, Partner Joseph Cammarata appeared on i24News to discuss the recent United Airlines incident in which David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was forcibly removed from a flight. United employees asked for volunteers to de-board due to overbooking. When no one volunteered, United then called for officers working for the Chicago Department of Aviation to remove ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel Many people across the United States were shocked and appalled by video, posted online, of a passenger on a United Airlines flight being assaulted and forcibly removed from his seat by an aviation policeman, on April 10, 2017. The man, Doctor David Dao, boarded a United flight in Chicago, on a completely full plane destined for Kentucky. The airline then decided that it needed ...
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  • Spike in Roadway Fatalities Sparks Call for Tougher Distracted Driving Laws

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is important to look at the significant strides we have made in addressing driver distraction. Today, many states throughout the country have passed distracted driving laws that ban or limit text messaging and the use of cell phones behind the wheel. Although there are laws in place, new statistics show that they ...
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  • Why Truck Accident Cases Are So Complex

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel After a wreck involving a tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle, it is important to carefully consider the types of characteristics and qualities to look for when choosing a truck accident lawyer. These qualities include experience handling personal injury and truck cases, and the ability to leverage resources, time, and insight into the trucking industry. Trucking cases demand ...
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  • Washington Post Exposé of Howard University Hospital Shows a Hospital in Crisis

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel A recent exposé on cases against Howard University Hospital by the Washington Post reveals a hospital in crisis-mode on almost every front. The Post reviewed over 675 wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits filed against local hospitals since 2006, and among all of the hospitals Howard had the highest rate of death lawsuits per bed. Since 2007, Howard University ...
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  • CSCS Files Lawsuits on Behalf of Three Victims in Silver Spring, MD Apartment Explosion

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 31-Mar-2017

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has filed lawsuits on behalf of three victims who suffered injuries and losses as a result of a fatal explosion and fire that took place at an apartment complex in Silver Spring, Maryland last August. The lawsuits, filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 30th, alleges that Key Management Co., Flower Branch Apartments, and ...
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  • CDC Report Sheds Light on Hospital Visits, Deaths Related to Brain Injuries

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Mar-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Just over a week ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an article detailing the number of ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The data included in the report was accumulated from surveys and health care providers nationwide for the year 2013, and is helping shed light on the impact brain ...
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  • Bad Hospital Design Causes Bad Health Outcomes

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel There is a significant amount of research that indicates we are building our hospitals wrong. ‘Wrong’ in the sense that the way most hospitals are currently designed do not improve patients’ health outcomes, but rather contributes to increased sickness and death. A recent article in the New York Times by Dr. Dhruv Kullar examines some of these studies, ...
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  • Orlando Basketball Coach Concussion Recovery Highlights Struggle of Ongoing Brain Injury Symptoms

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Mar-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel The coach of the Orlando Magic’s NBA Development League team, Bill Peterson, is speaking out about his struggle to overcome the ongoing symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Peterson, who heads the Erie BayHawks, suffered a concussion during a game in early January when one of his players collided with Peterson on the court. While he was able to finish the rest ...
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  • Electronic Logging Devices & Commercial Truck Safety

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Mar-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Tractor-tailors and other commercial vehicles pose many dangers to the general public. Because these massive machines share the roads and highways with smaller passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, state and federal governments take many measures to ensure they are as safe as possible and that trucking companies and truck drivers are operating as ...
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  • Your Rights Are at Risk

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

    Politicians are currently pushing legislation in Congress that will severely limit your ability to pursue your rights in Court. The politicians behind this push are in the pockets of powerful corporations and insurance companies, who do not want to be held accountable for their carelessness, misdeeds, and negligence. They have introduced several anti-civil justice bills which, if passed, will ...
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  • Virginia Tech Researchers Revolutionize Sports Safety Helmets

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Mar-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Traumatic brain injuries are known for their serious and often life-altering impact on victims, especially athletes who play sports where impacts to the head are a common part of the game. Although the effects of brain injuries have been studied extensively over the years, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to understanding their unpredictable nature, the best ...
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  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Mar-2017

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. is proud to be a brain injury advocate helping to raise awareness about this complex condition. While shining a spotlight on this condition is part of our normal blogging and social media activity, this month we will place a special focus on brain injury related issues. Helping brain injury victims ...
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  • Federal Regulators to Audit DC Public Health Lab Following Zika Testing Errors

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Mar-2017

    By: Joseph Cammarata Federal regulators will be investigating and reviewing the District of Columbia public health lab after an error resulted in hundreds of botched Zika blood tests, local officials reported Tuesday. The error, which reported publicly in February, led to at least 9 pregnant mothers being given false negatives for Zika when they did in fact have the mosquito-borne viral infection ...
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  • 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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