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Injuries to Children Archives

New car seat safety recommendations for parents

When you have a baby, there are suddenly a whole slew of safety concerns you’d never before considered. Is your furniture properly baby-proofed? Is the crib free of suffocation hazards? Is the baby within reach of anything they could potentially choke on?

If your child gets injured in Michigan: statute of limitations

If a child is injured--whether it be due to medical negligence, unsafe conditions or a defective product--they have the same legal rights and are entitled to the same compensation as an adult. However, the law concerning personal injury to minors is different than for adults.

How willful blindness enables child abuse

Imagine you're a 12-year-old competitive gymnast. Six days a week, you wake up at 6:00 a.m. and head to the gym for practice. Your coach trains you hard for five hours--pushing you to your limits and shouting at you whenever you make a mistake. If you get injured, it's as though you're in trouble. You face extreme pressure to get better as quickly as possible.

How the Larry Nassar case could spark institutional change

The catalyst of the #metoo movement, Larry Nassar’s trial has been one of the most followed cases of criminal sexual conduct in recent history. A renowned sports medicine doctor for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Nassar was accused of sexually abusing upwards of 200 young female athletes during his tenure. Nassar’s criminal trial recently concluded, in which he was convicted and sentenced to what will likely be the rest of his life in prison.

Lung cancer diagnosis proves to be toy inhaled decades earlier

When a 47-year-old man suffering from respiratory problems—excessive mucous and unmanageable coughing—sought medical treatment recently, doctors performed an X-ray revealing a black mass in his lung. They drew the most obvious conclusion from the results: a tumor.

Asbestos found in make-up targeted at your girls

Just before the holidays, a Rhode Island mother went out Christmas shopping for her young daughter. She bought some glittery cosmetics from Claire’s—an accessory store that sells jewelry and beauty products aimed at young and teenage girls. As a clerk for a law firm that focuses on asbestos litigation, the mother decided to have the product tested. What she discovered horrified her: asbestos was present in the make-up.

Big-time GOP senator issues partisan gerrymandering broadside

There's a saying: Politics makes strange bedfellows. Many observers suggest President Trump's recent cooperation with Democratic leaders to get something done in Washington serves as a prime example of this. There are voices all along the political spectrum – left to right – decrying the deal-making efforts. A more balanced view is that such compromise is how things should get done.