Articles Posted in Mississippi

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Mississippi.jpgUnfortunately Mississippi has been ranked as the State with the highest rate of child deaths in the nation. This is a distinction or ranking that no State would ever relish or want. The Child Death Review Panel for the Mississippi Department of Health has a mission to study the death rates, causes of death, and work to reduce these numbers or statistics. Each year, the Mississippi Child Death Review Panel studies these very important issues and then makes recommendations in hopes of preventing deaths to Mississippi children from causes or dangers that can be removed or lessened through the work and efforts of parents, care givers, driver, and health care providers. See Reporting and Bringing Down Child Death Rate in Mississippi. The various causes of death to children in the State of Mississippi included the following:

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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HotWater.jpgRobert Owen’s eight year old daughter Kaylan came home from school the other day with some shocking news. She said that her teacher, Betty Levy, became annoyed when the child got up to wash her hands without permission, and pushed the girl’s head under the water until she couldn’t breathe, then pulled her head out of the sink and slammed her into a file cabinet. Kaylan said that the incident made her feel “really sad.”

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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atv%20all%20terrain%20vehilce%20four%20wheeler%20front%20end%20in%20mud.jpgIn Mississippi and other states, emergency rooms and pediatricians are called upon to treat children who suffer head injuries as a result of an ATV accident or incident. Dr. Shannon Smith is a pediatric rehabilitation doctor based in Mississippi. Dr. Smith is advocating for the passage of a law that would require helmets for children who ride ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles). You can read more about Dr. Smith’s points and the dangers of ATVs at Mississippi Needs Tougher ATV Laws for the Protection of Children.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20G.jpgA former day care worker at the New Beginning’s Day Care Center in Moselle, Mississippi pleaded guilty to charges of child molestation and sexual battery. Derrick Williams (age 23) received the maximum criminal sentence according to Assistant District Attorney J. Ronald Parrish. The crimes involved the fondling of 4 and 5 year old girls who attended the day care center that was owned by Williams’ mother.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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DogAttack1.jpgSix year old Anastasia Bingham of Terry, Mississippi was on her way home from a friend’s house when she was attacked by an unrestrained pit bull that was kept in a doghouse behind one of the neighborhood homes. When emergency help arrived, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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In Mississippi and other States, most homes have a bath tub. Many parents may not realize that a bath tub is very dangerous to small children. Drownings in bath tubs continue to be reported. All children should be supervised when in or near a bath tub that has any amount of water in it. Even a small amount of water in a bath tub can lead to a drowning. If a bath tub is not being used, drain it. Tragically, safety measures are not taken or forgotten. In these instances, some children are injured or even die. You can read more about the recent drowning in a bath tub in Mississippi at Child Drowning Investigated by George County Sheriff.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Rank.jpgA new study done by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and partially funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, has quantified the extra financial burden carried by low-income families with a special needs child. The study was designed to look at cash outlay for special medical services based on the state in which the affected family lives. The study found that the financial burden varies significantly from state to state.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20building%20block%20y.jpgIn Mississippi and other states, people run businesses out of their homes. Some businesses are day care centers. Typically, caring individuals and family operate home based day care centers. Unfortunately, there are other day care operators who put children at danger by running drug operations and conducting other illegal activities at the day care center. Recently, drugs and pornography were discovered at a home which also served as a day care center for your children. Investigators and authorities found chemicals and meth lab materials as well as needles and other gear used to manufacture meth. It is well know that meth is highly toxic and labs are high flammable. As such, the possession and / or manufacturing of meth at or near a day care center definitely poses a health hazard to children.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Mississippi.jpgParents making methamphetamine has caused them to lose all three of their children. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department arrested George Vincent and Amber Driscoll for felony child endangerment. A relative came and picked the children up. This is yet another unfortunate situation involving parents and drugs.

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By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20yellow%20school%20bus%20close%20up%20of%20top%20front%20of%20bus.jpgIn Mississippi and other states, school buses travel streets, highways, and roadways in groups. In other words, school buses follow each other while heading out to field trips, school drop offs, and school pick ups. Since school buses often times travel the same routes in line, bus accidents often times involve more than one bus. In Ridgeland, Mississippi, two school buses operated by First Student, a bus company in many states, crashed into each other. The accident took place on U.S. 51 near the Trace Station Shopping Center. It was reported that Bus 27 rear ended Bus 52 which, in turn, crashed into a pick up truck. The children were from Highland Elementary School. Since some of the students complained of not feeling well or not feeling right, these students were transported to a local hospital.