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  • New Study Changes the Recovery Timeline After a Brain Injury

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have just concluded a study on student athletes that sheds new light on how long the effects of a brain injury may actually last. Under current protocols, when an athlete suffers a concussion they are monitored for symptoms such as headaches, balance difficulties, and issues with memory and thinking. In many cases ...
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  • Sony's "Concussion" Hits Theaters Christmas Day

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Sony’s “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, will be released in theaters this Friday, December 25. As advocates for those who have suffered from concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries, we at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. are pleased that a film like this has been made to speak out for the 5.2 million Americans who suffer from the ...
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  • The DC Youth Athletic Concussion Protection Act and How it Protects Young Athletes

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Sep-2015

    By: Ira Sherman Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has an established reputation as advocates for victims of traumatic brain injuries. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims who suffered concussions and brain injuries in all types of accidents, including those resulting from sports injuries, car accidents, truck accidents, and more. As Brain ...
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  • Blood Test May Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Says

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Aug-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can often be tricky to diagnose and treat, and outcomes for victims are also difficult to predict. Although the human brain remains much of a mystery to medical science, experts have made significant progress in identifying and treating these serious injuries. According to a recently published study in the Journal of Neurotrauma, a new blood test ...
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  • Chad Stover Died Playing The Game He Loved

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel In Tipton, Missouri, high school football is the highlight of an autumn Friday night. Fans pack the stands and even spill out into the parking lots as they gather to root for the Tipton Cardinals. Last Halloween, the Cardinals were playing a rival team, Sacred Heart. It was a playoff game, and they had lost their season opener to Sacred Heart in a poor showing of 39-0. Chad ...
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  • The American Academy of Neurology recently released new guidelines, consistent with the law in many states, including the District of Columbia, which require an athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion to be removed from practice or play, and not returned until the symptoms are gone and they are evaluated by a medical expert trained in the management and treatment of concussions. The new ...
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  • RETURNING TO PLAY AFTER A CONCUSSION CAN BE DANGEROUS

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 31-Mar-2013

    Returning to active play in sports prematurely after a concussion can have significant long term negative impacts on a person's health and well-being. Such is the case of our client, Bryan Namoff. He was a star professional soccer player employed by Major League Soccer to play on the DC United team. During a game in September 2009 he took a hit from a player from the opposing team and as a ...
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  • Over a 100 former professional football players filed suit in California against the NFL and several helmet manufacturers. The complaint alleges that the brains of deceased former NFL players, examined after their death, revealed that the condition of their brain were the same as those found in punch-drunk boxers. Additionally, researchers have found that players who have had multiple concussions ...
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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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  • The Washington Post has taken an interest in the football camp incident in which three football players sustained a concussion. Partner Joseph Cammarata and the law firm represent each of the brain injured football players. The Washington Post's latest news article can be found here.
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  • NBC 4 Washington, continues its coverage of the football training camp incident in which three players suffered a concussion. One of the players, Lamont Baldwin was hospitalized due to a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. His father, Gregory Baldwin was interviewed at the law firm's offices concerning his son's condition following the brain injury. Partner Joseph Cammarata was also part of ...
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  • NBC4 Washington interviewed Partner Joseph Cammarata

    Posted By Page1Admin || 19-Apr-2011

    NBC4 Washington interviewed Partner Joseph Cammarata, for his representation of three high school football players who suffered a brain injury when coaches from a training camp chose not to supervise the players as they were participating in a passing drill. See the interview of Mr. Cammarata here.
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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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  • 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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  • Miscellaneous Findings Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 28-Apr-2010

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following miscellaneous findings regarding traumatic brain injury for 2002-2006: 1. There was a 14% increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergency department (ED) visits and a 19% increase in hospitalizations. 2. Fall-related TBI seen in emergency departments among children 0-14 years old went up 62%. 3. There was an ...
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  • For Parents and Coaches- On-Field Mental Status Evaluation

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 19-Mar-2010

    The following are examples of questions recommended for high school age athletes who appear to have suffered a concussion. Any inability of the athlete to respond correctly to the questions should be considered abnormal. Examples of questions that relate to the athlete's orientations are: 1. What stadium or field are we in? 2. What city is this? 3. Who scored last? 4. What team did we play ...
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  • Recent reports indicate that the NHL has now recognized the likelihood of repeated concussions causing brain injury in hockey players over a long period of time. Both the NFL and NFL Players Association have had representatives testify in Congress acknowledging the likelihood of repeated concussions can cause traumatic brain injury and affect memory and other cognitive functions among its players. ...
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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 1-Mar-2010

    The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to participate in Brain Injury Awareness Month. Partners Joseph Cammarata and Ira Sherman are President and Vice President, respectively, of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. Serving in that capacity, efforts have been made to encourage the District of Columbia City Council to issue a proclamation, which it is expected to ...
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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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  • Congress has now gotten in the debate regarding the likelihood of traumatic brain injury to individuals who play football. On October 29, 2009, the House of Representatives Committee announced plans to study the link between playing football, concussions and traumatic brain injury. Representative John Conyers, Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that the need for an expeditious ...
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  • On September 29, 2009, the New York Times reported on a study commissioned by the National Football League that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league's former players vastly more often than in the national population. According to the report, the rate of dementia is 19 times the normal rate for men between the ages of 30 and 49. The ...
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  • Brain Injuries As A Result of Warfare

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 30-Dec-2009

    In the previous blog, we noted that the Los Angeles Times October 5, 2009 edition contained an article regarding brain injuries on the sports field. That article also addressed brain injury suffered in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hotspot areas. Platoon sergeants and unit commanders are repeatedly confronted with the problems of whether or not one of their soldiers, in the wake of an explosion, car ...
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  • On October 5, 2009, the Los Angeles Times contained an article ( click here to read ), regarding injuries sustained by football players and other athletes. The article pointed out that there is a dilemma faced by coaches at all levels in all kinds of sports which is the same as that often faced by emergency medical technicians responding to the scene of a car crash or by supervisors called to the ...
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  • The announcement on October 5, 2009 of the NFL Players Association formation of a Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Committee was welcome news. The NFL Players Association Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Committee is intended to address two fundamental and critical issues facing professional football players. First, the committee will address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ...
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  • Partners Ira Sherman and Joseph Cammarata attended the Brain Injury Association of America's Annual Affiliates Convention from November 16-November 18, 2009. Mr. Cammarata, as President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., and Mr. Sherman, as Vice President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., attended in their official capacities as leaders of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. Much was ...
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