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  • Holiday Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Sep-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Labor Day Weekend is here, and if you’re one of the millions of Americans with plans to celebrate the long holiday weekend, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. would like to remind you about the importance of making a safety a priority in whatever your plans may involve! AAA estimates that more than 38 million Americans will be traveling this weekend. Whether ...
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  • Water Safety: Preventing Drowning Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel With the summer heat upon us, 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. Facts about Drowning Accidents Drowning accidents happen all the time – at private and public pools, bathtubs, the ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Water Safety This Summer

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Jul-2014

    Before you pack up and head to the beach or pool this summer you may want to brush up on a few summer safety tips. Drowning is the number two cause of accidental death for children under the age of 15. It is second only to car accidents. Studies have estimated that of the 750 children who drown each year, approximately 375 will drown within 25 yards of a parent or caretaker. Part of the problem is ...
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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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  • Loss of oxygen going to the brain is frequently associated with errors that take place during childbirth. However, the lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and partners Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata and Allan Siegel have had many other circumstances in which there is a loss of oxygen to the brain causing profound brain injury. Medical errors during surgical procedures or more ...
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  • Frequency of Drowning and Near-Drowning Incidents

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 23-Oct-2008

    Drowning deaths number more than 8,000 per year with approximately 1,500 of these deaths occurring with children. In the toddler group of children, most incidents occur in bathtubs or swimming pools while in the adolescent group, most incidents occur in natural bodies of water. For every death from drowning, there are an estimated four individuals hospitalized as a result of near-drowning. Perhaps ...
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  • A Safe Summer Camp Requires a Well-Run Waterfront

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 30-Jun-2008

    As previously reported in this blog, one of the leading causes of injuries and death to children are drownings and near-drownings. Accordingly, parents should be certain that the system established at the summer camp to which they are sending their children is adequate in concept, fully implemented and supervised appropriately. Basic elements of pool safety require the following: 1. Each child ...
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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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  • Drownings of Children Under the Age of Five Increase

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 25-Jun-2008

    There is a reported increase in the average number of drowning deaths in pools and spas among children under five years of age elevating concerns of the use of cheap, inflatable pools that do not have the added safety measures of stationery pools with fences and alarms. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has revealed that pool drowning fatalities of children under 5 have increased over recent ...
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