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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • 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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  • NFL Expects 1 in 3 Players to Develop Long-Term Cognitive Problems

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

    By Allan M. Siegel The National Football League has finally admitted that football players face high risks of suffering brain damage and permanent impairments as a result of their careers. When commenting on the data used to arrive at its original settlement agreement, the NFL stated in federal court documents that it expects close to a third of retired players will develop long-term cognitive ...
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  • DC Drivers Are the Worst According to Allstate's Report

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Allstate has released its 2014 Best Driver's Report which lists 200 cities in America with the best and worst drivers. The report ranks cities based on the average number of years drivers go between accidents, and is based on the frequency of property collision claims made by Allstate-insured drivers in the country's 200 largest cities from 2011-2012. Way down at the ...
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  • Federal Regulators to Resume Releasing Medical Negligence Data to Public

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 17-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States – responsible more than 44,000 preventable deaths each year. While there is widespread support for providing information about these preventable medical errors to the general public, USA TODAY reported last month that the Centers ...
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  • Can Brain Injuries Cause Dementia?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Researchers are beginning to more fully understand the long-term effects caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers found that in some NFL players a TBI or multiple TBI's resulted in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease which we have discussed in a previous blog. The spotlight on this issue sparked other researchers to take up the ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Interviewed in Portland Tribune Concussion Article

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

    Attorney Joseph Cammarata – Partner at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. – recently shared his insight and experience on concussion injuries in an article published Thursday, August 28 th in the Portland Tribune. The article – titled Concussion Season – focused on the issue of concussions in sports, a subject that has earned widespread attention following ...
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  • Study Finds Texting Bans Cut Teen Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Sep-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Text messaging at the wheel is considered one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it commands a driver's visual, manual, and cognitive attention simultaneously. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving causes thousands of preventable accidents and injuries each year. Because ...
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