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Drivers Need To Pay Attention and Obey the Law When Children Exit School Buses

Drivers Need To Pay Attention and Obey the Law When Children Exit School Buses

Accidents are preventable, and especially when drivers pay attention to what is going on around them. The slightest distraction can cause great damage. An important time for drivers to be on the lookout and extra careful is during the early morning when children are going to school, and in the late afternoon, when children are returning from school. Yellow School Buses School buses have been painted yellow for particular reasons. They are easy to spot and and identify as school buses. Some schools may use public transport busses for older Continue reading

Children May Require Extensive Surgery to Correct Problems Left from Dog Bites

Children May Require Extensive Surgery to Correct Problems Left from Dog Bites

Dog bite victims are most commonly young children, because they are unable to defend themselves effectively against larger dogs. Injuries sustained by children can vary, from minor cuts and scratches to more severe injuries that can require surgeries and sometimes may even lead to death. Some examples of severe dog attack injuries If a , the injuries can be so severe that extensive surgery is needed to correct the problem. In July 2012, an 8-year-old boy from Gladstone, Oregon needed surgery after being bitten by a dog in the calf. In Continue reading

Should ‘Heading’ Be Removed From Children’s Soccer Leagues?

Should ‘Heading’ Be Removed From Children’s Soccer Leagues?

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, brain trauma caused by sports has increased about 60% in the last decade. Concussions are common injuries sustained by children when they are playing their favorite sport, but this does not make it okay. Any game involving a ball has the potential to hurt a child severely. If this can be prevented, it should be done so in all possible cases. Heading in Soccer Games A specific concern parents have regarding sport related injuries are those game practices, which purposefully Continue reading

What Is the Real Risk for a Child Sustaining An Incapacitating Injury in a Car Accident?

What Is the Real Risk for a Child Sustaining An Incapacitating Injury in a Car Accident?

Injuries sustained in a car accident can be both physically and psychologically traumatic for a child. If the child luckily comes through the accident with minimal injuries, they may still suffer from psychological trauma. In severe accidents, children may suffer incapacitating injuries that can change their entire lives forever. Incapacitating Car Accident Injuries Involving Children Incapacitating injuries are classified as injuries that disable a person to such a degree that they are unable to function normally as they did before their Continue reading

Don’t Be Hesitant To Ask About Day Care Operators License

Don’t Be Hesitant To Ask About Day Care Operators License

Working parents want the best care for their children, someone who will take care of them as well as themselves. Sometimes, if they are lucky, they have the option of leaving their kids with grandparents or aunts and uncles, family they trust will take the best care of their children. However, sometimes a parent will have to leave their child at a day care. With the incidents that have been occurring all over the world regarding day care and nanny neglect, this can be a frightening task. How do you trust a complete stranger with your most Continue reading

Seating Position For Children In Cars (Yes, it does matter)

Seating Position For Children In Cars (Yes, it does matter)

Motor vehicle accidents involving young children are dangerously increasing. The injuries that children sustain in such accidents are one of the leading causes of death of children in the US. Car accidents can be prevented, and with the correct child safety measures used, so can injuries. Types of Restraints For babies, aged 0 – 18 months, there is no other option than a car safety seat, which in some countries is mandatory. For children 18 months to 2 ½ years, a larger car safety seat can be used, and as the toddlers age, booster seats can Continue reading

How Was A House Painter Awarded $58 Million After Losing Half His Skull in a Bar Room Beating?

By attorney Jon Rosenfeld - I am always culling the news stations to learn about strange, or unusual cases involving negligence. This is a very intriguing story about a fellow who was seriously harmed in a bar room brawl. House painter Antonio Lopez Chaj, age 43 sustained severe brain damage that resulted in the loss of half of his skull and the inability to speak, has been awarded $58 million dollars by a jury. At a news conference Chaj and his attorneys stated that there was an award against a security company in Torrance Superior Continue reading

Trampoline Fun Probably Not Worth the Risk of Serious Injury

Trampoline Fun Probably Not Worth the Risk of Serious Injury

Kids love jumping around at home, be it on the bed, on sofas, or on the backyard trampoline. We love seeing our children happy and enjoying life, but we should also be aware of any risks or dangers that these enjoyments may cause. Trampolines are dangerous for kids to play on, with and definitely without parent supervision. The following is some information regarding the risks of trampolines. Discouraged by Pediatrics In 2007, the Canadian Pediatric Society emphasized that they did not support the use of trampolines, especially the ones we Continue reading

What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder that usually occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage to areas of the brain that regulate muscle movement. The lack of oxygen can occur due to a number of factors, and in some cases, it can be the fault of the medical team during the time of delivery. Cerebral palsy is a difficult condition to live with for children. They will never be able to live as other children, play openly, nor will they be as free as other children will. Parents Continue reading

Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children

Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children

Dogs have been long labelled as a man’s best friend. Children love playing with their pet dogs, and are constantly left with dogs unsupervised. This has become quite a hazardous choice nowadays, as the breeds of dog people are choosing to keep as pets nowadays have become increasingly of the dangerous kind. Japanese Akita, Pit Bull and Rottweiler are common breeds of dogs that are kept as pets and have been known to attack young children and cause serious injuries. Physical and Psychological Effects The injuries young children sustain have Continue reading