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Partner Joseph Cammarata to Moderate U.S. Senate Briefing on Concussion Risks

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Joseph Cammarata will be moderating a briefing for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. The briefing will be held on Wednesday, June 25th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, on the Senate side.

The Senate Special Committee on Aging was established in 1961 to focus on a variety of issues relating to older Americans. The committee often conducts discussions, studies, and debates regarding public policies and quality of life among older Americans. The issue of the long-term effects of concussions – which are traumatic brain injuries – has been a widely covered topic, especially among former athletes. Concussions experienced in sports can potentially create permanent impairments that affect athletes well into their old age.

Mr. Cammarata was chosen to moderate the briefing because of his continued service and achievements in the brain injury field. Mr. Cammarata founded the Brain Injury Association of Washington, DC (BIADC) with Partner Ira Sherman and currently serves as President of the organization. He also drafted the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011, legislation that protects youth athletes from the risk of concussions in the District of Columbia.

Our firm is proud to have on our legal team a trusted authority on brain injury who is continually valued for his insight and expertise. Earlier this month, Partner Cammarata was featured on several media outlets discussing President Obama's Concussion Summit at the White House. If you or someone you love has questions about athlete injuries, concussions, and your legal rights, you can be confident about placing your trust in our accomplished brain injury legal team.