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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • 17 Percent Drop in Hospital Patient Harm but Still a Long Way to Go

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Jan-2015

    By: Joseph Smith Hospitals nationwide recently received some good news as the Department of Health and Human Services reported there was a 17 percent decline in hospital errors from 2010 to 2013, reducing patient deaths by 50,000. The federal review of hospital medical records and data focused on preventable errors, such as infections, medication mistakes, and bed sores. Most of the decline came ...
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  • Hyundai Wins Reversal of $14 Million Defective Airbag Verdict

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-Jan-2015

    By: Joseph Smith The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a $14 million jury verdict against Hyundai Motor Company, holding that an expert should not have been allowed to testify that the placement of an airbag sensor made the company Tiburon model unreasonably dangerous. The case arose after an accident in which a teenager suffered serious brain injuries when the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon he was ...
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  • The Importance of Seeking Prompt Medical Attention After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Jan-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky It's difficult to overstate how important it is to go to a hospital or doctor, immediately after you are in a car accident, if there is any possibility that you have been hurt. Countless times, we at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. see clients who waited days after an accident to finally obtain medical attention. We generally hear the same two reasons: ...
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  • Officer's Suit Against Attorney Raises Questions About First Amendment and Holding Officers Accountable

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Jan-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A news story that had originally garnered media attention because of the rather odd details is back in the news due to an equally peculiar development. The original case involved a 17-year old boy who was arrested for "sexting" an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend. The case gained media attention when it was revealed that the Assistant Commonwealth's ...
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