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  • By: Joseph Cammarata Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel is pleased to announce that the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has marked this March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. By doing so, the BIAA creates a great opportunity for everyone throughout the country to learn more about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their impact on victims and families. A brain injury can happen ...
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  • The April 14, 2011 evening news on WRC-TV began with a report by Pat Collins concerning a tragic incident on a football practice field. Two coaches, on opposite ends of the practice field, selected their players to perform a play that resulted in propelling the fastest members of the team on a collision course with each other. The football players depended on their coaches as an airplane pilot ...
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  • On February 10, 2011, Senior Partner Ira Sherman, testified in his role as Vice-President of the Brain Injury Association of DC ("BIADC") before the DC Council Committee on Health in support of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011. Partner Joseph Cammarata, who is President of BIADC, drafted the legislation and worked with members of the DC Council for the introduction of the ...
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  • What is a concussion?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 9-Feb-2011

    A concussion is a brain injury. A concussion, also known as a traumatic brain injury, causes a change in mental status at the time of injury such as feeling dazed, disoriented or confused, which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness. It can result from a fall, a blow or jolt to the head or body, the shaking or spinning of the body, or the acceleration and deceleration of the head (like in ...
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  • On February 10, 2011, Senior Partner Ira Sherman, who is also Vice-President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., will be testifying before the D.C. Council Committee on Health. Mr. Sherman will be testifying in support of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011. The BIADC was the catalyst for the introduction of this important piece of legislation which seeks to protect our children ...
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  • Ira Sherman, Vice President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. , has reached out the NFL Players Association in an effort to enlist their support in educating local students of all ages that are engaged in playing football to inform and educate them to the risks of a brain injury. It is the hope of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. to have the NFL Players Association add its knowledge and ...
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  • Partners Joseph Cammarata and Ira Sherman, President and Vice President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., respectively, attended in their official capacities as leaders of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. at the Brain Injury Association of America's Annual Affiliates Convention. The Affiliates Convention is an annual get-together where representatives from across the country gather to ...
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  • Statistics on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 25-Mar-2009

    The Brain Injury Association of America has published the following statistics on traumatic brain injury in the United States: -At least 5.3 million Amerians currently live with disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury. -More than 1.4 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury every year. -Each year, 1.1 million individuals are treated and released from an emergency ...
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  • News About the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 18-Mar-2009

    Partners Joseph Cammarata and Ira Sherman are co-founders of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. (BIADC) , a non-profit organization dedicated to provide brain injury help, hope and healing. The BIADC recently became an affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The Council of the District of Columbia recently issued a Resolution recognizing the creation of the BIADC, its ...
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  • You are all invited to check out the new website for the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia at www.biadc.org. The website for the Brain Injury Association of America is www.biausa.org. Each organization provides information, education and access to resources for individuals that have sustained a brain injury and/or family members or loved ones. Additionally, membership forms are ...
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  • The Brain Injury Association of America, an organization that has provided education, information and resources to individuals with brain injury, head injury or coma for over 25 years has awarded affiliate status to the Brain Injury Association for Washington, D.C. This non-profit organization was formed by Joseph Cammarata, president of the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia and ...
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  • What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 26-Sep-2008

    So much is being written about Traumatic Brain Injury that it is appropriate to again address the topic in numerous entries in this blog. This is the first of a series. Traumatic Brain Injury is a sudden physical damage to the brain. The damage may be subtle, to small vessels in the brain or dramatic, when a gunshot passes through the skull and piercing the brain. Damage to the brain can be caused ...
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  • Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 8-Sep-2008

    The Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia submitted its application to be an affiliate of the national organization, the Brain Injury Association of America. The Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia, a non-profit organization, is seeking to be declared the local affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. The application process requires the Brain Injury ...
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