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New Jersey Seatbelt Law Passed to Make School Buses Safer

Each year when school begins, school bus safety becomes a major concern for parents, school administrators and government officials. This year, New Jersey has increased the safety standards for school buses by passing a state law which will require them to have three-point seat belts. A three-point seat belt is a belt that goes over the shoulder and over the lap of a passenger. They help to restrain the upper body of the passenger in event of collision, providing much better protection than solely a lap belt would. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in vehicle crashes. Currently, however, only eight states, including New Jersey, require seat belts on school buses larger than 10,000 pounds. By federal safety standards, school buses that weigh less than 10,000 pounds require three-point seat…
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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 You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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