Articles Posted in Kentucky

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By  David Wolf, Attorney
Building Blocks - B - Day Care CenterWhile under the care of a day care center, a child should be supervised in a safe and clean environment.  Here are a few things that we know about all children and especially toddlers and infants.
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The State of Kentucky will release child death / child fatality reports to the public. This information can help researchers and child safety advocates make recommendations as to measures to take to prevent or at least reduce the number of child abuse related deaths that take place in Kentucky and other States. See State of Kentucky to Release Child Abuse Records.

When a child dies as a result of the negligence or fault of another person, business, school, or government entity, there are many issues and questions faced by a family. Some child related deaths result in criminal prosecutions. Some also result in civil wrongful death claims and lawsuits. It is often times helpful to have the advice, consultation, and representation from a Child Injury Lawyer when a child dies as a result of the negligence or fault of others.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury -Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Child Abuse – Neglect, Medical Bills / Medical Treatment, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. You can receive this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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What started out as a childhood prank turned nearly fatal after a man shot at the neighborhood children. Although, the shooter was described by a neighbor as “low key” and “country,” his actions give off a different kind of character. 56-year-old Michael Bishop, has been charged with attempted murder after he aimed his gun into a group of children, pulled the tripper and hit a 12-year-old boy. According to police, the children had been playing a long time prank known as ding-dong-ditch, the kids run up to a home, ring the doorbell or known, and run away. The victim, whose name is not being released, is believed to have suffered a buckshot injury from a shotgun. The boy was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Eyewitnesses said they observed Bishop step out on his front porch with a shotgun, pointed his weapon towards the group of children, fired his gun and struck the 12-year-old boy. Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesman, said it is unclear whether the boy was the intended victim of Bishop or if he was merely just trying to scare the children off. Other neighbors were questioned by reporters and stated they too have been pranked by the neighborhood children. However, the kids were described as “good kids … not troublemakers” and their actions are not considered bothersome. Doug Dorsey, a nearby resident, is the father of a 13-year-old son who grew up with the victim. Dorsey ran to the group of children after he heard the gun shot and notice the group of kids scattering away. As Dorsey approached, he noticed the victim hunched over, with his back covered in blood. For more read Louisville man charged with attempted murder after firing gun into group of kids, striking 12-year-old boy. Mr. Bishop will be entitled to the services of a Louisville criminal defense attorney or the services of the Public Defender’s office.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Kentucky.jpgIn Louisville, Kentucky and other towns and cities, there is one particular area at a home that can be and is extremely dangerous to children – “the driveway”. Unfortunately and tragically, driveway or back over accidents and incidents continue to be reported in Kentucky and other parts of the United States. In Louisville, Fox 41 News reported that a 22 month old girl died as a result of getting hit by a vehicle in a driveway. It was reported that the vehicle was driven by the girl’s father. This appears to be an incident in which the driver just did not see the child as he was back up or driving in the driveway. Toddlers are short and small and often times cannot be seen by a driver operating a vehicle in the driveway. News reports indicate that no charges are anticipated regarding this incident.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Map%20of%20United%20States%20black%20and%20white%20showing%20all%20States.jpgThe United States Department of Health and Human Resources has a website that has a great reference tool for parents and caregivers with children in day care centers and child care centers. Each state regulates day care centers / child care centers through a state specific administrative code and / or policy manual. Go to State Administrative Rules and Policy Manuals for Child Care. Another good resource is located at the website for the National Resource Center for

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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sports%20football%20helmet%20white%20on%20grass.jpgIn Kentucky and other States, high school football is a taken very serious by school officials, parents, students, and the community. On August 20, 2008 – during the sweltering heat of summer, Max Gilpin, age 15 collapsed on the football field from heat exposure / heat stroke. Tragically, Max died 3 days later. His high school football coach, David Jason Stinson, has been charged with reckless homicide. While there have been many reported heat exposure / heat stroke deaths, it is uncertain if any other cases have resulted in the criminal prosecution of the coach who directed and required practice under these conditions. Did Coach Stinson’s conduct amount to a conscious or reckless indifference to the health, safety, and welfare of the players? What was the temperature that day? What was the length of practice? How many water breaks were provided? What amount of fluids did Max consume prior to and during practice?