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Recent Posts in Health and Safety Category

  • Is Uber's Background Check Policy Endangering the Public?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Feb-2016

    On the evening of Feb. 20, an Uber driver opened fire on seemingly random people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, leaving six dead and two wounded. Local police arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton for the shootings, charging him with six murder counts, eight firearm counts, and two charges of assault with intent to commit murder. Judge Christopher Haekicke has denied Dalton’s bail and calendared a ...
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  • Partner Ira Sherman quoted in "Playing it Safe - Are Concussions Ruining Sports?"

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-Apr-2013

    The April 2013 Washington Lawyer's Magazine featured a cover story "Playing it Safe- Are Concussions Ruining Sports?" The primary article repeatedly quoted, Partner Ira Sherman. For example, he stated, "What the NFL litigation will bring is the new consciousness across the spectrum of the sport, all the way down to the children playing". He goes on, "Depending on the ...
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  • Maryland Legislature's Reaction to Pit Bull Case

    Posted By bierachin || 20-Jun-2012

    The Maryland Legislature is threatening to pass a bill to overturn a recent Court of Appeals decision that was designed to protect victims injured by pit bull attacks. The court decision determined that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are an inherently dangerous breed, and as a result, owners of this breed will be held strictly liable if their pit bull causes injury. This decision gave victims ...
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  • FDA Warning: Surgical Mesh May Not Be Best Route

    Posted By Page1Admin || 12-Dec-2011

    The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning regarding serious complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse. Here's what you need to know: Who's affected Patients who've undergone surgical repair for either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have suffered serious complications from transvaginal ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has teamed up with the YMCA to promote pool safety.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Jul-2011

    Unfortunately, the firm has been asked to help families after tragic drownings of children have caused permanent brain injuries. We have also been involved in cases where diving accidents have caused paralysis. While these injuries were caused by the negligence of pool and beach owners, it is clear that teaching children about safety in the water can often prevent tragedies. That is why the law ...
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  • Hopefully these new guidelines will get more people to perform chest compressions if they see someone suffering from cardiac arrest - usually where the victim just suddenly collapses. Approximately 300,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrests a year. Sadly, less than 10% of those survive. The key to increasing these odds is to get right down to pumping hard and fast on the chest, which should keep ...
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  • Camp Safety

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Sep-2008

    The American Camp Association issued a position paper on camp safety in February 2004. That report stated that in 2003 an estimated 10 million children and youth benefited from a camping experience at approximately 12,000 camps nationwide. The diversity of the camps includes various types of specialty interests with up to 15 % dedicated to meeting the special needs of campers with physical, ...
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  • Sending Your Child To Day Camp - Make Sure It Will Be A Safe Summer

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Jun-2008

    Many of our clients have selected 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 any, or adequate training, in the care of children. Of ...
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