Waterslide Injuries and Liability
It’s almost summertime! And you know what that means – time to have some fun in the sun. And what family vacation would be complete with a trip to a lake or the ocean, or to a local water park? The best of all water park attractions has to be the slides. Tennessee has numerous…Read More
Are Pediatric Concussions Going Undiagnosed?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that roughly half a million children go to the emergency room with a concussion each year—but is that number accurate? Since most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, are diagnosed in a primary care physician’s office, rather than the ER, the official number of children impacted by…Read More
Keeping Your Kids Safe in Cars: Tennessee Child Safety Laws
Even when you do everything to keep your child protected, there are still reckless drivers on the loose on Nashville roadways. But knowing and abiding by Tennessee’s child safety laws can help protect you and your kids while you’re on the road. In case you get hit, give your child the best possible chance to…Read More
Car-Seat and Booster Seat Law Changes To Make Make Kids Safer Behind the Wheel? House Majority Says "Not Now."
In early March, House Bill 1468 aiming to make Tennessee’s child passenger restraint laws more stringent, passed in the Senate unanimously and in the House with a 68-19 vote. It was nearly signed by Governor Haslam until it got wait-listed on Tuesday, March 22 in the State House Transportation Committee over the unclear language concerning…Read More
The Hidden Dangers of Vague Warning Labels: Did You Know a Few Spoonfuls of Children’s Motrin Cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?
In April of 2015, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that a $63 million dollar judgment for breach of warranty, negligence, loss of consortium and pain and suffering will be awarded to Samantha Reckis and her family following an appeal against McNeil PPC and Johnson and Johnson, manufacturers of Children’s Motrin. Poor little Samantha Reckis’ story…Read More
4-Year Old Killed in Cherokee Fuel Tank Explosion After Rear End Collision
Tragically, without the warning of recall or knowledge of a recall, in the last decade so many drivers have lost their lives as a result of manufacturer defects and poor design of their vehicles. National media coverage has surged around the Takata Airbag recalls which we discussed in an earlier blog. The numbers are staggering with…Read More
Brain Injuries at Child Birth Can Put Your Child on the Autism Spectrum
In determining the cause of autism and similar disabilities, the role of genetics is often front and center. While no gene has been identified as the “Autism Gene,” scientific research has revealed patterns in genealogical makeup as well as behavioral similarities in children diagnosed with autism and their blood family members. However, scientists have now…Read More
Signs of an Unsafe Daycare Center
Most families require two incomes to pay the bills and live comfortably. When you have young children, finding adequate childcare can be a difficult process. Every parent’s number one priority is the safety, wellness and happiness of his or her children. When you are searching for a day care center, be diligent about the facility…Read More