Articles Tagged with child injury lawyer

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By  Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Food Issues - Fork and SpoonIn Alabama and other states, parents rely upon day care centers to provide for the proper supervision and care of the children during the working hours of the parents.  Due to the length of time that a child is at the day care centers, meals and food service are an integral part of many day care centers.  Like restaurants and other food service facilities, it is important for a day care center to proper maintain the food service areas including the kitchen to make sure that all food is properly stored and served during meal times and snack times.
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Swimming Safety – Importance of Touch Supervision

By  David Wolf, Attorney

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By  Keith Kerfeld, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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Day Care Center Regulations – Minnesota

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By  David Wolf, Attorney
Kids Number Block As Symbol For Numeracy Or CountingParents rely upon day care to provide for the parent the child during working hours. For most childre in day care, the experience is a positive one filled with education, activities, and socialization.  For some children, however, a day care center is the site of a serious personal injury and even a tragedy in the form of a death.  Most child care providers are well-trained, caring individuals who put in a hard day of work to properly supervise children. At times, a day care center is a location where a child takes his or her last breath. Imagine the shock of a parent who drops off a child in the morning at a day care center only to learn that the child died at the day care center later that day.
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By  David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Handcuffs - Criminal - Child AbuseIn Washington and other States, parents rely on day care center to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for their children during working hours.  Parents, with children in day care centers, should visit frequently and at odd times.  In other words, a parent should visit at different times of the day in order to see how the staff is supervising the children under their care.  The staff in the morning may be different than the staff in the afternoon.  Furthermore, if the day care center staff believes that a parent could walk in at any moment of the day, this may, in turn, make the day care center staff more attentive to the duties and responsibilities at hand.   For most children, day care centers, schools, and summer camps provide that certain educational environment that certainly contributes to the growth and happiness of a child.   Unfortunately, some child care providers use their position of trust and access to abuse and neglect the very children that they are responsible for supervising and protecting from harm.   Certainly, the good child care providers outnumber the bad ones; however, one bad child care provider who abused and neglects children is frankly one too many.  Day care centers should carefully screen all day care center employees with background checks that are not only completed by an electronic search but also follow up calls to work and personal references.  Once hired, day care center employees should be trained and supervised.
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By Jeremy Vishno, Attorney and  David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

medical_110006043-011314intIn Connecticut and other States, children enjoy running around and playing with friends during recess and free play.  Unfortunately for some children, recess or free play is the site of a serious personal injury.  As a Child Injury Lawyer, I am often asked to evaluate and handle cases involving injuries at schools, day care center, and summer camps.  Some of these injuries take place at recess or free play on the playground or another part of the facility or program.  Commonly, a parent has two concerns about these cases:
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By  David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Children, especially younger ones under the age of 5, are at serious risk for injuries when walking up or down stairs OR when on or near escalators.  When a summer camp, school, or day care center is supervising children on campus OR on a field trip, it is important to provide the necessary supervision to make sure that children are kept out of harm’s way.  Many staircases are built in a manner in which a child could crawl or squeeze between the bar. As such, at any given moment, a child, who is not under the constant watch or supervision of a child care provider, could slip away and suffer from a fall that leads to serious personal injuries or even death.
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First Aid KitBy  Andrew Baker, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

In Ohio and other States, day care centers have a duty to properly staff and supervise children under the care of the day care center.  When corners are cut and rules are violated, children can and do get hurt. Many such personal injuries sustained by children at a day care center are avoidable.  At any given day care center, there are dangers for small children.   Even a mop bucket can be dangerous to a small child.  Yes, that’s right, a small child could drown in full mop bucket when there are no caregivers around to properly protect the child.  There are also electrical hazards to children.   There are many reports in which a child wanders out of a facility and into a nearby street or parking lot. This could have fatal consequences.  Again, many such incidents take place due to staff and supervision issues.   A watchful eye, common sense, due diligence, and a sense of caring can go a long way to providing for the health, safety, and welfare of children in the day care setting.