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How Has Cyberbullying Been Impacted by the COVID-19 Lockdown?

Cyberbullying

As one might expect, children are at higher risk of being bullied and sexually exploited online during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever before. More than 1.2 billion children across the globe have moved to remote learning because their schools closed for in-person instruction as a result of the pandemic. Experts have been warning parents and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Is My Child’s Traumatic Birth Injury My Doctor’s Fault?

Though a parent of a child who has been disabled or impaired as a result of a birth injury goes through many emotions, guilt is often one of the most overwhelming. Parents often question, “Did I cause this to happen?” or “Could I have done something to prevent this?” Blaming themselves is often what causes…

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Establishing Children’s Bounce House Injury Claims- Who Has the Foothold?

Watching horrifying videos of bounce houses uprooting and rolling across fields like tumbleweeds, floating two-stories above the ground and deflating like a turbo-charged balloons with tiny children inside is understandably, enough to make any parent permanently ban there child from these inflatable attractions. As their popularity grows, bounce houses, bounce castles and bounce slide injuries…

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