Articles Posted in South Dakota

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

U.S.%20State%20Flag%20South%20Dakota.jpgIn South Dakota and other States, it is quite tragic that incidents of Shaken Baby Syndrome continue to be reported. The simple and violent act of shaking a baby can result in serious brain damage and even death. Never – ever shake a baby for any reason. Whether it is done in fun, in anger or for discipline, a child’s brain and skull cannot withstand the force of an adult shaking the child. In Eagle Butte, South Dakota, it was reported by the Rapid City Journal that Nicholas Allan Rivers, age 30, pleaded guilty to criminal charges of assault resulting in bodily injury. The incident causing serious child personal injuries took place on May 4, 2009.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Children ages from 5 to 8 would benefit from having a booster seat law in place for every State according to a federal safety board. Only Arizona, South Dakota, and Florida do not require booster seats for children for children from ages 5 through 8 years old. According to a study conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the use of booster seats lowers the risk of injury by 59 percent as compared to children of this age group who used regular safety / seat belts alone. You can read more about this story and in particular efforts in Arizona to change the current law at Booster Seat Law Recommended in Florida, Arizona, and South Dakota.