Posts Tagged ‘carelessness’
Are birth defects the leading cause of death in children and adolescents? Is sunscreen the best defense against sunburn for babies 6 months and under? Get answers to these questions and more by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Test your knowledge about kids’ health and safety. Unintentional injuries, not birth defects, are the leading cause of death in children and adolescents. The greatest threats to child safety come in the form of the following accidents and injuries:
- Playground Injuries
- Car Accidents as Child Passengers
- Fireworks-Related Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Fire and Burn Injuries in the Home
- Teen Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our Clearwater /St. Petersburg, Florida Child Injury Law Firm has served the needs of families for over twenty five years. If your child was injured due to someone’s carelessness or negligence, you may have unanswered questions and certainly, you have concerns. Request a copy of Florida Child Injury Lawyer James Dodson’s free consumer guide, “When Kids Suffer Big Injuries, A Parent’s Guide to Child Injury in Florida” as a first step to understanding your legal rights or call our toll free number (888) 340-0840 to speak directly with Attorney Dodson. There is no obligation to hire an attorney.
This past week the U.S. Product Safety Commission together with McDonald’s announced a voluntary recall of 12 million “Shrek Forever After 3D” drinking glasses.
The reason behind the recall is that the designs on the glasses contain cadmium. Long exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects. There are also environmental concerns related to cadmium.
These glasses were sold exclusively at McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States for the last two years. McDonald’s is asking consumers to stop using the glasses immediately. Visit http://www.mcdonalds.comfor additional instructions on how to obtain a full refund or call toll free at (800) 244-6227.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you have questions concerning your legal rights. Call our toll free number at (888) 340-0840 to get answers or to schedule a free case review today with Jim Dodson.
An 18-month-old toddler died after falling from a ground-floor window in Orange County, Florida. Paramedics and deputies were called to the Lake Margaret home after a 911 call.
Authorities have not released any details, but neighbors say that the couple who reside there are foster parents. Lt. Paul Hopkins said that while there was no clear sign of foul play, the Sheriff’s Office will conduct an investigation and an autopsy will be performed.
Any accident concerning a child is tragic. The leading cause of death in children over one year of age is trauma. Each year, more than 6,000 children die from accidental injury. Over 14,000,000 children are hurt each year from carelessness.
Home injuries are one of the top causes of children under the age of three being rushed to the emergency room. Almost 70% of children who suffer fatal, accidental injuries at home are ages 4 and under.
Young children should never be left unsupervised. Adults have a responsibility to protect a child from foreseeable risks and harm.