Category Archives: Child Injury

If your child was injured, our Pennsylvania child injury lawyers can help you explore whether you have options to recover compensation.

Understanding the Boy Scout Abuse Scandal and the “Perversion Files”

Since its start in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kept secret files containing thousands of sexual abuse cases against scout leaders. Also known as the “Perversion Files,” these reports detail the abuse, as well as include a blacklist of abusers, dating back to the early 1900s. Investigations by the Los Angeles Times report that the BSA never handed over the claims to law enforcement as required under mandatory…
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Are Foster Homes Liable for Child Abuse?

Children may be placed into foster homes when they are taken away from parents who are deemed neglectful, abusive or dangerous by the authorities. Public and private foster care agencies are responsible for providing these children temporary shelter until they can be placed into new homes. These agencies are responsible for providing for the safety of children under their care. It is a tragedy that children can be moved from…
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Can Winter Coats Keep Child Car Seats from Working?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that child car seats reduce the risk of death during a motor vehicle accident by 54 percent for passengers between 1 and 4 years old. Compared to regular seatbelt use, booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children between 4 and 8 years old. Safety seats can save your child’s life or reduce the risk…
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Is Your Child Wearing Flammable Pajamas?

The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) of 1953 created flammability standards for consumer clothing products. When the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created in 1972, it became responsible for issuing flammability standards under this law. The CPSC has flammability standards for all children’s sleepwear products above size 9 months and up to size 14. Products that meet these standards must be flame-resistant and must self-extinguish when they catch fire. Multiple…
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Report Suggests IKEA’s Dresser Recall Has Fallen Short

IKEA dressers linked to the deaths of eight children can still be found in homes across the country. In 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million of these dressers. It turns out many homes in the US still contain these deadly pieces of furniture. According to the Consumer Federation of America, only 3 percent of the 29 million recalled dressers have been returned or repaired. IKEA’s dressers, including eight million from its…
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When Are Theme Parks Liable for Accidents?

An average of 12 children per day are treated in emergency rooms for theme park injuries. Fortunately, most incidents are minor. However, there are some instances where theme park accidents cause horrific injuries or wrongful death. For example, there was an incident last year where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a water slide in Kansas City. In a case last year that occurred in Pennsylvania, a 3-year-old boy was…
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Did Depakote Cause My Child’s Birth Defect?

Almost 700 lawsuits have been filed against the AbbVie Inc., the manufacturer of Depakote, a valproic acid drug commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Depakote was introduced in 1983 by Abbot Laboratories as an anti-seizure medication. In 2013, the company spun off into AbbVie. Many of these lawsuits were filed by mothers who took the drug during early pregnancy and conceived children with birth defects, such as spina…
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Can Soccer Goal Posts Injure Children?

Tip-over accidents involving portable soccer goals are responsible for an estimated 200 injuries and one death each year. Many soccer goal accidents involve young children and teenagers. People responsible for supervising child athletes may assume these goal posts cannot tip over because they weigh hundreds of pounds. However, soccer goals are top-heavy objects that can be tipped over by strong gusts of wind. According to Anchored for Safety, an advocacy…
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What Should I Do If My Kid Is Hurt in a School Bus Crash?

Two school bus accidents involving Pennsylvania children made headlines recently. One crash occurred on Interstate 95 as nearly 30 eighth graders from CW Henry School traveled in a bus on their way to Washington DC for a class trip. Between Wilmington and Baltimore, the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of his vehicle when he tried to pass the school bus, causing him to clip the front of the…
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Six Children Hospitalized After North East School Bus Rollover

Six children were hospitalized after a school bus rolled over on Tuesday afternoon. The school bus rollover occurred around 4:30 pm in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Fifteen children occupied the school bus when the rollover accident took place. The driver sustained no personal injuries, but six of the children were brought to a local hospital for treatment. A rollover crash alone is a scary event, and it usually means…
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