Articles Posted in Summer Camps / Day Camps

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By Will Brown, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpgQuinetta Tubbs, owner of NaNa’s Day Care in Ohio, was charged with child endangering and obstructing official business after leaving a two-year-old Micah Davis at Clippard Park following a field trip. Tracy Davis, Micah’s mother, was informed of the incident by Tubbs. Thereafter, Tubbs asked the mother to lie to the police and tell the police that the child was at a birthday party. Tubbs was released on a $1,000 bond. Child and Family Services is investigating NaNa’s Day Care, but the mother said she does not want to press charges.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Sunshine.pngMany parents dread the first day of summer almost as much as their children look forward to it. What to do with antsy kids for three months over the summer? Now is the time to start thinking about summer camp. The good ones fill up their rosters quickly. The following are some tips for narrowing down your choices.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

education%20school%20day%20care%20building%20blocks%20letters%20and%20soldier.jpgMillions of parents rely on daycare centers to look after their children. But with the looming H1N1 epidemic, daycare centers could become breeding grounds for the potentially deadly virus. I recently had the opportunity to share my legal viewpoint about the ramifications of H1N1 and daycare center liability with Time Magazine.

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By Joseph R. Hillebrand Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In St. Louis, Missouri, a child was left a day care center van at the zoo. According to reports from the St. Louis Police Department, a 3 year old was left on a day care center van. The van was operated by the Heaven 24 / 7 Learning Center that was on a field trip on June 9th to the St. Louis Zoo. A visitor to the zoo heard a child yell for help from the van. The concerned patron was able to locate the day care group a few minutes later. The day care child care workers later admitted to failing to conduct a head count and failing to realize that a child was left behind. This kind of negligence could have caused serious personal injuries and even death to a child in a hot vehicle over summer months. You can read more about this story at Child Left in Day Care Van at the St. Louis Missouri Zoo.

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Public swimming pools operated by States, Counties, and Cities have a duty to install and maintain proper swimming pool drain covers to comply with an important law called the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. This law was signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007 and was put in place to prevent drownings and other injuries caused by drains that do not have proper drain covers to prevent such drownings and entrapments. You can read the federal law at Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

Having safety precautions in place at a swimming pool can help avoid personal injuries and drowning deaths. It is also important to have diligent supervision both by lifeguards and parents when children are in or around a swimming pool.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

swimming%20boating%20dock%20lake%20summer%20camp.jpgSummer camps are typically filled with friendship, fun, and the great outdoors. When there is a large congregation or gathering of children around, there are, at times, outbreaks of Influenza and other communicable diseases. It can be quite stressful for both the child and the parent, who is typically hundreds of miles away, to deal with an illness at camp. Most reputable summer camps have a doctor on staff to address the basic health needs of the child. Beyond the camp confines, there should be a medical facility, hospital, or clinic available for more in depth medical care and evaluation. Influenza can be quite troublesome and risky. It is spread person to person and even by object. For instance, a child can wipe his or her nose and then touch a door knob. This, in turn, can lead to the infection of another child. The Influenza virus can live for several days on an object like a door knob or a toy.