Articles Posted in New York

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By  David Wolf, Attorney and Samantha Vloedman, Law Clerk

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Building Blocks Glossy - P - Day Care CenterIn New York and other States, a parent finds out the true quality or better stated deficiencies with a day care center only after a child is injured or after a child died at a day care center.  A recent death of an infant made State of New York and National headlines.  The child died at an unlicensed day care center on the first day that he was under the so-called supervision of a day care center.

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By  David Wolf, Attorney and Samantha Vloedman, Law Clerk

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Blog

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In New York and other States, busy working parents rely on the staff and administration at day care centers to supervise their children during the work day.   Some parents select day care centers based on price and location only.  Others do a bit more homework and check out online reviews and State of New York inspection reports.  Lawmakers in New York are proposing a new rating system that would be similar in concept to that of restaurant ratings in which the rating is prominently displayed on premises.

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 By  Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Building Blocks Glossy -R - Day Care CenterIn New York and other states, there is a nightmare that parents have experienced with a day care center.   The nightmare has a common time line.  Here is is:
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By  Steven R. Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Building Block - W - Day Care CenterSchools and day care centers should be a place in which children are cared for in a nurturing, clean, and supportive environment. Unfortunately, at some schools and day care centers, the child care providers bring in their own sense of right and wrong.   Certainly, there are archaic and dangerous disciplinary actions that put children at risks.  Even if the child care provider was subjected to this very same punishment as a child, this does not excuse or justify the implementation of this type of punishment at a school or day care center.   Here is a simple statement to consider.  Abuse is abuse.  Of course, laws, regulations, and ordinances are more complicated than this simple statement.  It is important for day care centers and schools to follow the laws, regulations, and ordinances.  Many such rules are in place to protect the children.   It is interesting to note that some disciplinary tactics used by child care providers are similar to those improperly used against adult prisoners.   Certainly, a child is not a prisoner and should not be treated like one.  Furthermore, it is well known and should be expected that a child will misbehave and fail to follow directions.  Child care providers should be prepared to supervise the children in a safe and supportive environment.   The day care center rules and regulations should be followed.  In addition, the child care providers should adhere to and follow the laws in place.  Finally, common sense should always be used when caring for children.
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By  Steven R. Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

New York City StreetIn New York and other States, parents rely on day care centers and the transportation provided by day care centers during working hours.  It is essential that day care centers carry out these responsibilities with due care and caution. It is well known that children (especially children under the age of 5 years old) lack safety awareness and good judgment. Because of this, it is vital that the child care providers and day care staff members follow applicable rules and regulations and otherwise perform their duties with a sense of professionalism and due diligence.  Finally, there is something that every day care center staff members should have from the lowest level employee to the administrator / owner – common sense.  While there are many rules and regulations, it is impossible for these day care center rules and regulations to cover every incident that could take place at a day care center. As such, the concepts of reasonableness, due diligence, and common sense should all come into play during the care, supervision, and transportation of children.
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By Steven R. Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Medical%20Care%20-%20Emergency.jpgIn South Glens Falls, New York, a horrific event unravelled right before the eyes of children, adults, and bystanders. During a 25 MPH wind gust, a bounce house lifted off the ground with three children inside. The bounce house was lifed 50 feet into the air. Serious personal injuries resulted from this incident. The children were taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. It was reported that the bounce house was distributed as a Little Tikes bounce house. You can read more about this story at B Bounce House Lifts in the Air and Causes Serious Personal Injuries in New York.

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By Steven R. Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20G.jpgIn New York and other States, parents rely on family members, friends, neighbors, and others to serve as babysitters. While most babysitters are very caring individuals, there are some babysitters out there who lack the training, experience, personality, responsibility, and / or temperament to effectively serve, work, or volunteer as a babysitter. While it is often times helpful to do a background check on a babysitter, this is not always practical and many parents lack the funds or know how in conducting a background search on the babysitter. Some babysitters may have a clean criminal record but still present a danger to the child entrusted to the babysitter’s care. When the actions or inactions of a babysitter results in a the harm or injury to a child, there may be legal ramifications to the incident:

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By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Playground%20Slides%20Personal%20Injuries.jpegChildren are often times injured on playgrounds at schools, day care centers, community associations, counties, cities, and other locations. When a child suffers an injury at a playground, there may be a civil claim or case for the personal injuries suffered by the child. Some child personal injuries that take place on a playground center are actionable due to the negligence of the school, day care center, property owner, adult supervisors, and / or the manufacturer of the playground equipment. Of course, there are some risks with any playground center; however, if an injury resulted from a dangerous design or defect, improper maintenance, or improper supervision, then a civil action or claim may be warranted to pursue damages and compensation for the child’s injuries.

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By Steven Smith, 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 New York and other States, hazing is a tradition or problem that continues to victimize children in elementary school, middle school, and high school. In many instances, the tradition or initiation of hazing goes unpublished and there is a degree of tolerance for the bad acts of members, athletes, or students who commit these bad acts. Many schools have anti-hazing policies and procedures in place. The enforcement of these policies and procedures is not so easy and it a challenge to spot hazing activities and to punish the wrongdoers.