Uptick in Child Drownings Feared as National Lifeguard Shortage Leaves Pools and Beaches Unprotected

Drowning is already one of the leading causes of accidental death among children. Unfortunately, with a severe shortage of lifeguards leaving many of the nation’s pools and beaches unprotected this summer, even more kids are at risk for drowning and swimming-related accidents than ever before. Our Childhood Drowning Injury Lawyers have extensive experience representing infants, toddlers, and […]

More than 500 Native American Children Died at Federal Indian Boarding Schools

More than 500 Native American children died while attending federal boarding schools intended to force their assimilation and eradicate their culture. As the U.S. Department of Interior’s investigation into these government-run institutions enters its next phase, that number is likely to grow. The intergenerational trauma associated with this sad chapter in our history continues to […]

Kids and Off-Highway Vehicles: What to Know About UTV and ROV Accidents

Off-road motorsports have become increasingly popular in recent years. But while exploring the outdoors on a Utility Task Vehicle or Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV), Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicle (MOHUV), All Purpose Vehicle (APV) or other Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) can be a lot of fun for the whole family, these activities are […]

Class is Back in Session: What to Know About Catastrophic Injuries at School

Whether they’re in a classroom, biking or crossing the street at a school intersection with or without a crossing guard, attending a field trip, in the gym, or on a playing field or playground, young children and teenagers should always be safe in school. But the reality is, thousands of students are hurt each academic […]

Backyard and Garden Drowning Hazards Go Well Beyond Swimming Pools

Child drownings remain a serious problem throughout the United States. And while swimming pools and hot tubs are responsible for a significant portion of these tragedies, kids can drown anywhere there’s water. In fact, garden fountains, koi ponds, retention ponds, canals, planter pots, and large buckets are just some of the less obvious drowning hazards […]

Lack of Transparency with Children’s Hospital heart problems

Secret audio recordings provided last month to the New York Times revealed that UNC Children’s Hospital, part of the University of North Carolina health system, showed mortality rates higher than the national average.  The hospital had been suspect for some time: children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and children with […]

Baby Dropped on Head – Hospital Apology Not Forthcoming

If not for the father filming the birth of his twins, the parents would probably never know that a doctor dropped one of the babies on her head.  Medical staff in the delivery room would likely not baby Morgan’s parents that she was dropped and fell a few inches before landing on the bassinette. She […]

Two Toddlers Escape from Daycare Center

In January 2015, two two-year-old toddlers whose parents had entrusted their care to an Austin, Texas, daycare facility were found walking into the middle of a street outside the center by a passing motorist. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 33 deficiencies, five of which were high risk, have been found […]

Daycare Negligence Can Cause Serious Injury or Death

Every day, throughout the United States, parents turn over their children’s care to others while they go off to work. When relatives or trusted family friends are not available to provide childcare services, daycare centers may be most parents’ next-best option. As organized businesses specializing in the care of children, daycare centers are reasonably expected […]

Child-injury Attorney Jeff Killino Warns Parents of Crib Monitor Cord Strangulation Hazard

On July 24, 2014, Mayborn USA, Inc. recalled approximately 25,000 of its baby monitors in the United States and another approximately 3,500 in Canada for a strangulation hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the baby monitors, called Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors with Sensor Pad, have a ten-foot cord […]