Articles Posted in School Safety

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

household%20window%20fall%20injuries.jpgA common element in many homes can cause significant risk of injury to a child – the open window. Every year – over 5000 emergency room visits are reported that were necessitated when a child fell out of a window of a building. The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio collected research and reported on the dangers of falls out of windows and resulting personal injuries to children. The danger can be easily removed by having window guards installed in the home, school, day care center, and other location frequented by children. It is also vital that adult supervision is provided in these settings. See Falls from Windows Cause Injuries to Children.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In many homes, day care centers, school, and other locations, there is a hidden danger that many parents and child care providers are not aware about. Button batteries are the size and shape of a small coin. Button batteries power many small toys and electronic devices. In the hands of a child, a button battery is seen as a toy and often times is ingested. The swallowing of a button battery can cause significant health risks and hazards to a child. There is a question and answer quiz posted online that will test your knowledge of the hazards of button batteries. Take the quiz to see how you so. How much do you know about the dangers of button batteries? What should you know about the dangers of button batteries? See Test Your Knowledge – How Much Do You Know About Button Battery Safety?

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By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

education%20school%20day%20care%20yellow%20school%20bus%20close%20up%20of%20top%20front%20of%20bus.jpgIn Bedford County, Virginia and other cities / towns, children reply on school bus and public transportation. Many special needs children rely on school bus transportation to travel to and from school. Most bus drivers and aides are quite attentive to the children. Unfortunately, some drivers and aides are not prepared to work with children. Some school / transportation employees lack the training, patience, and / or common sense to work with children especially special needs children. In Bedford County Virginia, a lawsuit was filed seeking damages associated with the battery of a 12 year old autistic study by Bedford County School employees. The incident was captured on videotape. See Bedford County Bus Beating Caught on Video Camera – Lawsuit Filed Against County.

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By Will Brown, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

building%20blocks.jpgAn Akron, Ohio day care worker left a 13 month old child in a vehicle outside a local day care center. The vehicle apparently was carrying 5 children. The day care worker brought four of the five children into the center, leaving the fifth child in the vehicle for several hours. According to reports, it was 90 degrees outside. The 13 month old that was left in the vehicle died.

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By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpgLinda Favazza, a day care center owner in Methuen, Massachusetts faced criminal charges due to the death of a child and having an unlicensed facility.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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1279612_books_of_owl.jpgAssistant Principal, Anthony Alvarez, 40, of Arvada High School, located in Arvada, Colorado, faces charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. It was reported that his wife caught Alvarez having an affair with a student and forced him to turn himself in.

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By Steven Smith, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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7387225-7387225-slippery-when-wet.jpgEvery year, more than 5,100 American children are taken to the hospital after falling out of windows. More than a quarter of these children are admitted with serious injuries.

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By Robert Chaiken, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpg“Parents can never be too careful when it comes to leaving their child in the hands of any child care provider, whether it is a day care provider or a home care provider,” CPS spokeswoman Shari Pulliam said.

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By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpgThere are many factors that parents should consider when sending their children to a day care center. A website is located at www.txchildcaresearch.org. The website provides parents with valuable information regarding Texas day care centers and child care centers. It has information on day care centers located in cities and towns in the State of Texas. By typing in a city’s zip code or the center’s name, anyone can find the information they need about the particular day care center they are researching. Once on the site, a person can research inspections performed at any center and if the center was given any citations. Reports done by the inspectors are also available.

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By David Wolf, Attorney and Robert Fernicola, Attorney

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blocks.jpgA day care center located in New Jersey was evacuated after a car crashed into the front reception area of the building. Luckily, no children or workers were injured. The driver of the car, however, was injured, but the extent of his injuries is unknown. Firefighters were able to repair the side of the building, and the children were able to resume class.