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Category: Child Injury

Injuries Caused by Laundry Detergent Pods on the Rise

Published on Sep 14, 2015 in Child Injury, Product Liability.

Single-use liquid laundry detergent packets, commonly referred to as “pods”, were introduced to the U.S. market in 2010. They’re convenient to use since each pod contains enough highly-concentrated detergent to wash an average load of laundry. Nothing needs to be measured out, and the surrounding material dissolves in water. Despite the convenience of these pods, […]

Dangerous Hospital for Babies

Published on Jul 5, 2015 in Child Injury, Medical Malpractice.

St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida is being evaluated after 9 babies died in the last four years after having heart surgery there. CNN calculated the raw mortality rate from 2011-2013 to be 12.5 percent, which is more than three times the national averages for such surgeries. Doctors affiliated with Children’s Medical […]

Should You Let Your Kids Use “Floaties”?

Published on Jul 3, 2014 in Child Injury.

Floaties, a nickname for the inflatable armbands, can be fun, but they will not keep a child safe in the water as they can easily pop or slip off. The main thing to keep in mind about floaties is that they should be considered toys, and not safety devices. Additionally, most swim experts say that […]

Keeping Kids Safe at Public Pools

Published on Jun 23, 2014 in Child Injury.

As summer weather approaches, your kids will be playing at neighborhood pools and taking swim lessons. If your children swim at a recreation center supervised by a lifeguard, or by you, that’s a good step toward ensuring their safety. Here are few other safety areas you should be aware of: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety […]

Graco to Recall Toddler and Booster Seats

Published on Feb 26, 2014 in Child Injury.

Graco has announced a voluntary recall affecting toddler and booster seats for model years 2009 – 2013. Infant seats are not affected. The recall covers 11 car seat models (listed below), which encompasses 3.7 million units. At issue is the red release button on the harness, which becomes stuck from food and dried liquids. The […]

Car Safety for Kids: Side-Impact Tests Coming for Car Seats and New Data Confirms Buckling Saves Children’s Lives

Published on Feb 19, 2014 in Child Injury.

In recent car seat news, side-impact crash testing may soon be required. In addition, national data shows that for fatalities involving children 12 and younger, one in three weren’t buckled up. Side-Impact Testing Proposed for Car Seats The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a new rule requiring manufacturers to test car seats […]

Install Your Baby’s Car Seat Properly

Published on Oct 30, 2013 in Child Injury.

As if new parents don’t have enough to worry about, figuring out how to install the car seat is just another thing on the list. But after you’ve taken the time to find the right car seat for your baby, don’t neglect this important step. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that three […]

Infant CPR Classes in Kentucky Teach Valuable First Aid Tips

Published on Oct 23, 2013 in Child Injury.

If you’ve seen listings for infant CPR courses in your area, consider signing up for one today. You may think it sounds far-fetched, but accidents can and do happen. Infants can stop breathing and become unconscious from choking on food or toys, accidental drowning, and getting tangled up in cords. In fact, Parents.com reports that […]

Baby-Proofing Your Kentucky Home

Published on Oct 2, 2013 in Child Injury.

A baby’s first six months of life may bring sleepless nights for new parents, but at least during this period babies aren’t very mobile. You can leave babies in the middle of the living room floor and know they’ll stay in the area. After eight months, most babies are crawling and exploring the house, and […]

Is Your Playground Safe for Children?

Published on Sep 17, 2013 in Child Injury.

Each year, more than 200,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room for playground injuries. About 75% of these nonfatal injuries occur at public playgrounds, which include schools and daycare centers. Common Playground Injuries The largest age group needing emergency room visits are children from age five to nine; these […]

Making Child Sports Fun and Injury-Free

Published on Sep 9, 2013 in Child Injury.

Sport activities are great for kids’ physical and emotional development. Any sport will bring some risk of injury, but according to WebMD, the majority of school sports injuries are minor. However, keep in mind that children are at greater risk for injury than adults because they are still growing, leaving their muscles, bones, and ligaments […]

Keeping Kids Healthy at Kentucky Schools

Published on Sep 6, 2013 in Child Injury.

While kids may be excited to go back to school, parents may not be excited about the coming cold and flu season. Unfortunately, a lot of children in one area make a perfect breeding ground for contagious diseases. Why Do School Kids Get Sick So Often? Viruses cause many childhood illnesses, and just one child […]

Bike Helmets Can Keep Kids Safe

Published on Jun 17, 2013 in Child Injury.

Summer’s here and kids have taken to the streets and parks on their bikes. Parents know we should make our kids wear helmets, but they look so funny and we got along mostly fine without them in our day, didn’t we? Yes, the helmets are funny looking, but statistics don’t lie. Seattle Children’s Hospital reports […]

Stay Injury-Free in Kentucky during National Window Safety Week

Published on Apr 10, 2013 in Child Injury.

Spring has arrived in Kentucky, and with it has come sunlight, warmer days, and spring cleaning – all of which encourage Kentuckians to open their windows.  Whether you live in a single-family home, an apartment, or another building, it’s important to supervise children around windows. National Window Safety Week is April 7-13, 2013.  During this […]

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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Multiple Injuries and Casualties

An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]

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When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle.  Instead, […]

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What Are Telltale Signs of Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents?

No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though.   Why […]

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