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Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • Dram Shop Laws: Holding Bars Responsible

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Anyone who is hurt by someone else’s negligence has a right to compensation for their injuries. This is especially true of people hurt by drunk drivers, and other wrongdoers who act while under the influence of alcohol. Reasonable people know that alcohol significantly increases the risk of injuring other people, and therefore there should be strict accountability for ...
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  • DC Lab Zika Testing Reported Dozens of False Negatives to Patients Who Had Virus

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel In previous blogs, we have discussed the high profile botching of hundreds of Zika tests performed by the District of Columbia public health lab, including roughly 300 tests of pregnant women. According to DC Health officials and federal regulators who audited the lab, a computational error and overdiluted solution used in the testing led to over 400 patients receiving negative ...
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  • $110+ Million Verdict Awarded in J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last week, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded $110.5 million in compensation to a Virginia woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after long-term use of talcum powder products marketed by Johnson & Johnson. The jury award is the largest verdict to date in lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson talc-based products that have been associated with increased risks of ...
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  • 5 Things to Look for in a Truck Accident Attorney

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a previous blog, we discussed some of the factors that make trucking accidents challenging legal endeavors. These cases usually involve large corporate wrongdoers who usually dispute these claims, even if they are clearly at fault. In addition, the trucking industry has many safety regulations which these companies must follow, and knowledge regarding these regulations is ...
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