Category Archives: Injuries to Children

The personal injury attorneys at our New Jersey law firm have been helping families in Atlantic City and Cape May bring those responsible for injuries to children to justice for decades.

How Can I Protect My Child from a Bicycle Accident This Summer?

Your kids probably love to be outside during the summer and ride their bikes on your street and in the neighborhood. There are many reasons why your kids should ride their bikes: it’s fun, it gives them a sense of freedom, it’s good exercise and it’s good for the environment. Kids and families should also be aware of how to safely ride bikes in order to avoid any serious injuries. How Can I Protect My Child on His or Her Bike? Wear a properly-fitted helmet. Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent, but less than half of kids 14 and under actually wear one. Ensure that your kids are riding the right bike. Riding a bike that is the right size for your child might save them in an accident. Make sure that there is 1 to 3 inches of space between the…
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What Are the Most Common Injuries to Children During the Summer?

Summertime is full of pool parties, cookouts with family and friends, road trips and camping. As families and kids relax during these hot months, doctors and safety experts warn parents to be on high alert. Child injuries increase exponentially during the summer because of an increase in outdoor activities, some of which may be unsupervised. One in three pediatric deaths worldwide are caused by unintentional accidents. In order to avoid a deadly accident, parents should be aware of the five most common injury risks for children this summer. 5 Summer Injuries for Children Drowning. Thirty percent of all accidental deaths for children one to four years old are drownings, most in home swimming pools. Never leave your children unsupervised near open water, even if it’s your own pool. You could also install a fence around large pools to prevent unsupervised access, and you could also ensure that your children are…
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Can Doctors Misdiagnose Bacterial Meningitis?

Meningitis is a terrifying health condition that causes the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord to swell. Doctors may only have hours to prevent serious injury or death if the condition is caused by a bacterial infection. Unfortunately, meningitis can also mimic the symptoms of other common illnesses. The consequences of misdiagnosed meningitis can be devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), patients who survive bacterial meningitis can suffer from permanent brain damage and hearing loss. A blood infection and multiple amputations are also possible outcomes. It is possible to survive bacterial meningitis, but only with prompt treatment. Diagnostic errors are especially dangerous for patients with this condition. A Texas family recently lost their daughter to a bacterial meningitis misdiagnosis. According to the parents, they took their 4-year-old daughter to a local emergency care center because she was suffering from a high fever, diarrhea and vomiting –…
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