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Blog Posts in June, 2017

  • Researchers Explore Verbal Ability Tests as Indicator of Future Brain Injury Complications

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Jun-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurological disorder that has been associated with a number of professional athletes who experience brain injuries as a result of sports-related impacts to the head. Many people became familiar with the condition after it was linked to professional football players who were diagnosed with CTE after their deaths – the only way ...
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  • Trucking Industry to Reignite Efforts to Increase Weight Limits Despite Rise in Tractor-Trailer Deaths

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

    By Allan M. Siegel In a previous blog, we discussed how roadway fatalities throughout the U.S. are on the rise. In fact, statistics show that 2016 was the deadliest year on record since 2007 when it comes to fatalities on our public roads and highways. Despite this surge in fatalities, the trucking industry is continuing its efforts to push Congressional lawmakers into passing legislation that ...
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  • Water Safety: Preventing Drowning Accidents

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Summer is here, and 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. Drowning accidents happen all the time – at private and public pools, bathtubs, the beach, and other places where water is ...
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  • Toddler Drowns in Backyard Pool at Home Day Care in DC

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Jun-2017

    By: Joseph Cammarata A 2-year-old boy died Tuesday after he was found in a small backyard pool at a home day care center in Washington, DC. Although the official cause of death is still under investigation, the Metropolitan Police Department has stated it was likely an unintentional drowning. Officials report that the boy was found shortly before noon on Tuesday, June 13 at a residence located in ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Gives mTBI Presentation at AAJ Seminar

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Jun-2017

    While the terms concussion and traumatic brain injury have become well-known due to the spotlight on brain injuries in sports, there are still many misconceptions regarding mTBIs. During the presentation, Mr. Cammarata first discussed how the use of the modifier, "mild" to describe a traumatic brain injury, only reflects a classification of the degree of initial presentation of symptoms ...
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  • Summer Camp Safety: Abuse

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Jun-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a previous blog, we discussed some important information for parents when selecting a camp or program for their children this summer. This includes how to ensure that a camp employs trained staff and counselors, provides requisite safety equipment, and knows how to respond in the event of an emergency. In addition to these concerns, advocates also recommend that parents ...
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  • Sending Your Child to Summer Camp: Safety, Injuries, and Victims' Rights

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Jun-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Many of our clients choose day camps for their children to attend for all or part of the summer. Parents generally assume that the camps are well-operated and that safety is a primary concern. Unfortunately, camps frequently employ paraprofessionals and teenagers to take care of your children. These individuals may not have had adequate training, or any training at all, in the ...
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  • CSCS Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 DC Super Lawyers List

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

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that several members of our firm’s legal team have been recognized in this year’s publication of Washington, DC Super Lawyers ®. This is a prestigious achievement that speaks volumes about their professional abilities, record of success, and commitment to protecting the rights of the injured and the wronged. As ...
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  • Federal Highway Administration Urged to Rescind Approval of X-LITE Guardrail Following Highway Deaths

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is being urged by safety advocates and victims’ families to rescind its regulatory approval of a faulty guardrail system that has been linked to at least 7 confirmed deaths in several states throughout the U.S. The guardrail in question is the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail, which contains an end terminal that has been found to ...
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