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Blog Posts in October, 2008

  • Partner Allan Siegel Settles Slip and Fall Case for $100,000

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 29-Oct-2008

    Our client had parked his car in the parking lot of a local retail store. He got out of his car and slipped and fell on a large puddle of oil and/or antifreeze causing him to strike his head and neck. He ultimately was diagnosed as having a herniated disk in his neck. The owner of the store claimed that it was not responsible for the our client's fall since its employees did not cause the oil ...
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  • Woman Suffers TBI While Entering a Restaurant Obtains Settlement

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 27-Oct-2008

    On November 10, 2005 at approximately 2:30 p.m., our client was entering the California Grill restaurant in Washington, D.C. when her foot got caught on a portion of the floor which was not level with the door threshold, causing her to fall. Her knees struck the floor and her body fell forward causing her head to strike a glass wall which was in the vestibule directly in front of her. The door and ...
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  • Brain Injury Services, Inc.

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 17-Oct-2008

    Brain Injury Services, Inc., a Springfield, Virginia organization whose mission it is to improve the lives of people who are affected by brain injury through community-based programs, education and advocacy have provided information regarding a series of seminars which will take place from October all the way through July 2009. The recovery group's topic schedule is appended hereto as an ...
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  • Non-Economic Damages Cap in Maryland

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 13-Oct-2008

    October 1, 2008 brought a change in the maximum amount of recovery for non-economic damages in the state of Maryland. The state of Maryland has a " cap" on non-economic damages. This means that there is a legislatively determined maximum amount of recovery available to an individual injured in the state of Maryland as a result of the negligence of others. The amount of the recovery changes every ...
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  • The National Sleep Foundation estimates that more than two-thirds of adults have a sleep-related problem and 23% have actually fallen asleep while driving. Many sleep-deprived people believe that they can function well with only a few hours of sleep each night, over a lengthy period of time. That assumption is erroneous. Sleep deprivation can have a significant, negative impact on mental and ...
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  • How Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Treated

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 8-Oct-2008

    Early diagnosis and treatment frequently increases the likelihood of improving skills, alertness and attention of the person with a traumatic brain injury. Professionals will focus on improving orientation to person, place, time and situation and stimulating speech and understanding. Therapists can provide exercises in situations where speech or swallowing is difficult. Longer term rehabilitation ...
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  • The assessment of cognitive and communication problems is an ongoing process that involves a physician not known as a neurologist and his team of individuals who are not physicians who work on the rehabilitative and diagnostic components of recovery. For instance, once a person's physical condition is stabilized, a speech and language pathologist may evaluate cognitive and communication skills. A ...
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  • The Effects of Brain Injury on Cognition and Communication

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 3-Oct-2008

    The effects of brain damage are usually greatest within a few days following the injury. However, there are some effects of a traumatic brain injury that develop over time. For instance, when an individual suffers temporary brain damage resulting from a bruising, also known as a contusion, swelling may develop. In those situations, more often than not, the brain returns to its normal function once ...
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  • Ringler Radio

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 1-Oct-2008

    Partners Ira Sherman and Joseph Cammarata recently attended the American Association for Justice's Annual Convention in Philadelphia. While at the convention, they were interviewed about traumatic brain injury by Ms. Cindy Chanley and Mr. Larry Cohen of Ringler Radio. Click here to listen to the interview in its entirety.
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