Category Archives: Injuries to Children

Injuries to children can affect them for their entire lives. Ask a lawyer about what rights your child may have to personal injury compensation.

14-Year-Old Florida Girl Severely Burned After Gas Can Explodes

A 14-year-old girl is reportedly fighting for her life after she was severely burned during a New Year’s Eve bonfire in Fort Pierce, Florida. The girl was roasting marshmallows when a nearby gas can exploded and engulfed her in flames. Friends were able to put the fire out, but they were also burned. After being airlifted to Kendall Medical Center,…
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Why Are Unsecured Soccer Goal Posts a Danger to Children?

Statistics collected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that tip-over accidents involving unsecured soccer goals injure more than 200 children in the U.S. each year. In some cases, these accidents may also cause fatalities. Soccer goal posts are top-heavy objects that can weigh several hundred pounds. When these goals are not anchored to the ground, they can easily…
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Just How Dangerous Are Concussions to Student Athletes?

If you are a fan of the NFL, then you have probably noticed a change in the game recently. New rules have been rolling out and all these rules seem to have one goal, to lessen the severity of impacts. But why is the NFL trying to make hard hitting tackles less severe? The answer may lie in new discoveries…
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Assaulted Child Raises Online Safety Concerns in Coral Gables

Our Coral Gables community was rocked recently when a local teenage girl was lured into the home of a 32-year-old man. The man was caught dropping the teen off, and later arrested and charged with victimizing a minor. Police are currently investigating what happened, but they are also taking steps to raise online safety concerns in Coral Gables so this…
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After His Son Died in House Fire, Father Charged with Neglect

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, 9.2 million children a year are taken to the emergency room for unintentional injuries. In addition, the CDC reports that, on average, 12,175 children under 19 years of age die each year from an unintentional injury. How many of these injuries and deaths occurred because of an adult’s neglect? There…
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Malfunctioning Swimming Pool Pump Electrocutes Three Children in Hialeah

According to the NY Daily News, three children in Hialeah, Florida were electrocuted in a community pool last month, leaving them motionless as they were trapped underwater. Officials are blaming the accident on the pool’s faulty pool pump. Inspectors say the pool pumps were not properly grounded, so when it malfunctioned, it electrified the water. Surveillance video shows a young…
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