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Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • 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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