As a parent, one of your primary drives in life is to keep your child safe from harm. But every year, sexual abuse happens, in some form, to 120 million children around the world. It happens to one in 10 girls before they reach adulthood. They may be victims of rape, incest, inappropriate touching or child pornography.
Back-to-school season is a busy time for parents. You may be out buying new notebooks and pencils. You might be signing permissions slips or attending PTA meetings.
Michigan’s Beaumont hospital system has come under scrutiny recently for rampant misdiagnosis of epilepsy. One of its doctors has been sued by 251 plaintiffs who were wrongly diagnosed—and treated—for the disease.
If your child has ever joined a sports team at school, you've probably had to sign a liability waiver in order for them to participate. This waiver protects the school from litigation if your child is injured while playing.
Staring at a smartphone or tablet is quickly becoming the default pastime for many of us. Social media has become an ever-present temptation that’s difficult to resist. We enjoy the constant stream of entertainment, and the ability to connect with friends and strangers around the world.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently published their annual Worst Corporate Conduct list for 2018. Multi-billion-dollar financial, oil and car manufacturing companies came under attack for putting profit ahead of economic welfare, environmental protection and public safety. Nestlé was singled out for using international child and slave labor in its cocoa production in Africa.
When your child is involved in an accident, you likely have a thousand thoughts running through your head. As a concerned parent, you may be anxious to understand the severity of your child’s physical injuries—and the recovery process. You may also be worried about your child’s emotional distress from the accident—and any implications this may have on their future. Your most dominant instinct is to protect. Your child’s wellbeing is paramount above all else.
Thanksgiving may seem like an innocuous enough time of year. You’re surrounded by family and friends, indulging in delicious food. Safety may be the furthest thing from your mind.
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?
The summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still some time left in barbecue season. For many Michigan families, as long as the first snow hasn’t fallen, the grill is still open for business.