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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Judge Rejects NCAA Brain Injury Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 31-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel A federal district court judge in Illinois has rejected a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the NCAA by current and former athletes who had suffered concussions or were exposed to sub-concussive hits. The settlement, had it been approved would have been applied to all current and former student-athletes who played an NCAA-sanctioned sport. The ...
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  • Takata Refuses to Make Airbag Recall Nationwide

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel "How many people would need to die before you do a national recall?" That is the question Congressman Billy Long (R-Mo.) and countless others are demanding Takata Corp., answer after it refused to comply with U.S. regulators deadline to institute a national recall of the defective airbags. After it came to light that the airbags manufactured by Takata could explode ...
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  • CSCS Files Class Action Lawsuit in Rabbi Voyeurism Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-Dec-2014

    By: Ira Sherman On Thursday, December 18, 2014, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a woman and others who were victimized by Rabbi Bernard Freundel while he worked at the Kesher Israel synagogue in Georgetown, in DC. In October, Freundel was arrested and charged with voyeurism after it was discovered that he allegedly concealed hidden cameras ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Holds Press Conference in DC for Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Bill Cosby

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Dec-2014

    Today - Wednesday, December 10 th at 3:00 p.m. - CSCS Partner Joseph Cammarata will be discussing a new defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby in Washington, DC. The lawsuit is being filed by Partner Cammarata's client Tamara Green, who alleges she was sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby in the 1970s. The defamation suit will present a first-of-its-kind opportunity for Ms. Green, ...
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  • When Should an Athlete Return After a Concussion?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Nolan Axenfeld is a senior at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He was expected to be one of the soccer team's stars this season. He has already been recruited to play for Virginia Tech, and his coaches are eager for him to return to the field. So why has Nolan not returned to play? Over the summer season Nolan played for the Bethesda-Olney academy team, and he ...
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  • Could This Safety Device Kill You?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Transportation authorities across the country are taking inventory of the safety devices on their guardrails to find a defective end piece. Whistleblower Joshua Harman made national news on October 20, 2014 when a federal jury found that Trinity Highway Products made false statements regarding its ET-Plus, a yellow and black rectangular block that is placed at the end of the ...
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  • Rabbi Barry Freundel Fired from DC Synagogue Following Voyeurism Charges

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Dec-2014

    By: Ira Sherman In October, prominent DC Rabbi and religious leader Barry Freundel was arrested and charged with voyeurism after it was alleged that he had been spying on female congregants. According to police reports, Freundel would use hidden cameras to secretly videotape woman as they used the mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath, operated by his modern Orthodox synagogue Kesher Israel. Today that ...
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  • BrainScope is Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contracts to Continue TBI Research

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel At the end of September, BrainScope announced exciting news. It has been awarded three new contracts from the Department of Defense to continue the research and development of its Ahead system. These contracts are for both the Army and the Navy and are valued at approximately $16 million. This news is exciting because BrainScope is developing, and thanks to these contracts it ...
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  • Are You Safe From Auto Recalls?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel If you watch the news or keep up with the headlines, it's likely you have seen reports of vehicles being recalled for one reason or another. While recalls happen all the time, this year has seen more auto recalls than ever before – an estimated record-setting 50 - 60+ million vehicles in the United States. That's on pace for more than three times the amount of ...
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  • Recent Results from Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Nov-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to share that our attorneys have been successfully resolving a number of personal injury claims for our clients, including clients who suffered serious permanent impairments as a result of their injuries. Here are a few of our most recent results: Partners Joseph Cammarata & Allan M. Siegel reached an $800,000 ...
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  • What Can We Learn From Dylan Williams' Phenomenal TBI Recovery?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On November 8, 2012, Dylan Williams was a junior at Tufts University. He was walking home from the library one evening. He entered a crosswalk equipped with a blinking yellow pedestrian alert light, and he was struck by a distracted driver. The collision was so forceful that Dylan's head went through the front windshield of the car that hit him. From the very first moment ...
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  • On Wednesday November 12, DC Rabbi Barry Freundel appeared in court for a hearing regarding allegations that he spied on female congregants at his Georgetown synagogue, Kesher Israel. The prominent religious leader – who has been charged with six counts of voyeurism for allegedly using hidden cameras to secretly record women who used the synagogue's ritual bath (mikvah) – may have ...
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  • Understanding Chad Stover's Brain Injury

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last week we brought you the story of Chad Stover, the high school football player who died in October of 2013. He suffered a devastating blow to the head in the first quarter of a playoff game against a rival team. He immediately went back into the game only to suffer a much smaller hit in the 4 th quarter, from which he never woke up. When Chad's parents arrived at the ...
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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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  • By: Allan M. Siegel In the past year and a half, automakers have recalled millions of vehicles due to problems with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, an automotive parts company headquartered in Japan. As the problem continues to grow and more manufacturers issue recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stepped forward to issue a consumer advisory. The ...
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  • Police Investigating DC Rabbi Discover More Cameras, Concerned Rabbi May Have Spied on Towson Students

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel DC Rabbi Barry Freundel, a prominent Jewish leader and religious studies professor, made international headlines when he was arrested earlier this month and charged for voyeurism. At the time of his arrest, it was alleged that Freundel had been secretly recording female members of his synagogue – Kesher Israel – as they used a ritual bath. Since the arrest, ...
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  • Autopsy Confirms Chiefs' Linebacker Jovan Belcher Suffered From CTE

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On December 1, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher, who was just 25, shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. His mother and daughter were in the next room and were left unharmed. Belcher then sped away to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of the Chiefs' General Manager and Coach. Jovan Belcher suffered multiple incidents of ...
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  • GM Raises the Official Death Count to 19 as a Result of its Ignition Switch Defect

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel GM released a significant update when it raised the official death count from 13 to 19. These deaths occurred as a result of GM's defective ignition switches cutting power to the airbags and the power steering causing drivers to lose control and crash. This update is significant because it took lawyers for injured parties over a decade of numerous legal battles just to get ...
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  • Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel Taken Into Custody for Invasion of Privacy, Voyeurism Charge

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Oct-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata On Tuesday October 14 th, Rabbi Barry Freundel of the Kesher Israel Congregation synagogue in Georgetown was arrested by DC police and charged with voyeurism. According to officials, Freundel was taken into custody following a search of his home, five blocks from the synagogue on N Street, NW. Freundel is considered one of the area's leading rabbis, and has led the Kesher ...
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  • Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise, and Distracted Walking is Playing a Role

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Everyone has heard about distracted driving and the role it plays in car accidents and the danger it poses to others on the road. But how many of us have thought about "distracted walking" or "distracted crossing"? We have all done it – walking or crossing a street and becoming too focused on our phones, whether it is reading emails, sending text ...
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  • More Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson for Knowingly Marketing Defective Mesh

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Johnson & Johnson is facing 16 new lawsuits this month from plaintiffs who suffered harm and losses after using a medical device known as Prolene® Mesh. Prolene mesh is a synthetic material used during hernia surgery and as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. According to the latest series of lawsuits filed in New Jersey at ...
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  • University of Michigan Changes Policies Following QB's Concussion

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On a Saturday afternoon at the end of September, University of Michigan Quarterback Shane Morris took a crushing blow from a defensive player that brought him to the ground. When he tried to get up, Morris was visibly shaken and disoriented. Rather than remove him immediately from play, Michigan coaching staff left the sophomore in for two more plays. Because a neurologist on ...
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  • What Do I Need to Know Before I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Check Reviews Before You Hire We all turn to Google for nearly everything we buy and every restaurant we visit. Likewise it is helpful to research a prospective firm on Google. Check out their Google+ reviews, see what actual clients have to say, and be sure to note how many satisfied clients they have. You can also learn more about the firm's background from websites like ...
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  • Should Impact Sensors Be Put on High School Athletes' Football Helmets?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel The increase in attention to athletics, and football in particular, induced concussions, more and more parents are looking for any way to better protect their children. At Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Va., the parents of football players have been pushing to have impact sensors installed on all the players' helmets. The sensors, created by Brain Sentry, ...
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  • Family of Former NFL Player Junior Seau Rejects Concussion Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Junior Seau was an incredibly well-loved and fan favorite linebacker who played in the NFL for over 20 years. In a previous blog, we discussed how an NIH study revealed Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Seau's diagnosis was later confirmed by five different neuroscientists. Seau's family filed a wrongful death suit in California, which was ...
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