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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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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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Does My Child’s Car Seat Contain Defects?

Statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that car accidents are a leading cause of death for children in the US. The CDC also maintains that car seat usage can reduce the risk of death by 71 to 54 percent, depending on the child’s age. However, car seats can only prevent death or catastrophic injuries if they are safe to use. Our attorneys know from experience that…
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Target Room Essentials Dressers Recalled for Tip-Over Accident Risk

Target has issued a recall for 175,000 dressers that were sold in its US stores for three years. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these dressers may tip-over and injure or kill small children. The CPSC has urged parents to stop using Target’s Room Essentials Four-Drawer dressers. These dressers have different model numbers that vary by color. Black dressers have the model number 249-05-0103 Espresso dresser have…
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How Did a Two-Year-Old Boy Save His Brother from a Falling Dresser?

A two-year-old boy in Utah had to come to his twin brother’s rescue recently when he was the victim of a falling dresser. While the two boys were playing, one of them tried to climb the dresser, causing it to tilt forward and fall. As the video below shows, that’s when the boy’s brother shot into action, pushing the dresser off his brother and freeing him. The boys’ parents released…
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