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Recent Posts in Wrongful Death Category

  • Washington Post Exposé of Howard University Hospital Shows a Hospital in Crisis

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Apr-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel A recent exposé on cases against Howard University Hospital by the Washington Post reveals a hospital in crisis-mode on almost every front. The Post reviewed over 675 wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits filed against local hospitals since 2006, and among all of the hospitals Howard had the highest rate of death lawsuits per bed. Since 2007, Howard University ...
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  • Police Shooting of DC Motorcyclist Prompts Change to Bodycam Rules

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Oct-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On September 11, 2016, Terrence Sterling had recently left a bachelor’s party and was operating a motorcycle in the District of Columbia, and crashed his vehicle into a Metropolitan Police Department vehicle. Either immediately before or after the crash – the timing is unclear – a police officer, Officer Brian Trainer, shot and killed Mr. Sterling, who was ...
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  • Man Killed on Metro Train Tracks Outside D.C.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Nov-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel About a month after the Federal Government announced that it would assume responsibility for safety oversight of Metro trains, another death has occurred. On the evening of November 23, 2015, a man was run over and killed by a Blue Line Metro train on the tracks of the Capitol Heights Station in Prince George’s County. Metro Transit Police are still investigating whether ...
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  • Last week's tragedy inside the Washington Naval Yard in Southeast Washington, DC has united local residents and Americans throughout the country. As we mourn the loss of innocent victims and offer our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, we must begin asking questions as to how and why the Navy Yard shooting came to pass. Not only can this help victims' families gain a ...
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  • Fort Totten Metro Case Proceeds Forward

    Posted By Page1Admin || 26-Jul-2011

    The crash of two metro cars on the red line in June 2009 was a tragedy. It killed nine people, and injured hundred others. The tragedy has been aggravated by the fact that Metro has refused to take responsibility for its failures. Discovery has revealed that Metro mixed parts from different manufacturers in the signals that detect that trains on the tracks. Mixing these parts caused the signals to ...
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  • The law firm recently settled a case for $698,750 on behalf of a man who was killed by tractor-trailer driver. Our client was the manager and owner of a campground in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. The truck driver had entered the campground without permission to visit one of the families who was living on the campground. There is a sign at the front of the campground that says that all visitors must ...
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  • What is wrongful death?

    Posted By Page1Admin || 9-Mar-2011

    The law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has handled literally hundreds of wrongful death cases. A wrongful death case, despite the title, does not relate to the claim of the person who died. Instead, a wrongful death case is a claim made on behalf of close family members who are permitted to make a claim that the deceased individual was "wrongfully" killed as a result of the ...
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  • Deadly Accident on Canal Road Could Have Been Prevented.

    Posted By Page1Admin || 31-Jan-2011

    Two men were killed on January 14, 2011 in a fatal car crash that occurred on Canal Road between Clark Place and Reservoir Road. The driver of the vehicle, Milos Milicevic was driving on Canal Road shortly before 5 a.m. when he lost control of his 2001 Jaguar on ice. The car slid across the road and into oncoming traffic. This particular area of Canal Road has been a trouble spot for years. The ...
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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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