Dry Drowning is Real – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Child

On Saturday, June 4, 2017, a 4-year-old boy in Harris County, Texas, died from “dry drowning”. Nearly a week had passed since Frankie had gone swimming. The only symptoms he displayed in the days before he suddenly stopped breathing were gastrointestinal. Until that moment, his parents thought he had a stomach bug. After efforts to […]

Signing Sports Liability Waivers

It is hard to send your child away to summer sports camp or to send them off for a football camp in the fall. What if he or she has a bad fall? What if they get hurt and you’re not there to help? These feelings can intensify when a camp asks you to sign […]

Medical Malpractice: Preventable Blindness in Premature Babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition that primarily affects premature infants with low birth weight. In the 1940’s and 1950’s it was the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S., and it is still one of the most common causes of childhood vision loss. But, ROP vision loss is preventable. ROP can […]

Kids Cause Distracted Driving Accidents

We hear a lot of distracted driving these days. Most of what we hear is about drivers texting or posting to social media while they drive. So it might surprise you to hear that one of the worst distractions, today, is also one of the oldest. Having children in the car is 12 times more […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 13-Year-Old Girl and Her Service Dog – Why it Matters

On February 22, 2017, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of 13-year-old Ehlena Fry and her service, Wonder. While it comes far too late to give Ehlena the elementary school experience she should have had, the decision will help other children facing disability discrimination in school pursue their rights under the […]

The Difference Between Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Every future parent, upon learning that he or she will have a baby, hopes that his or her child will be born healthy and whole. Unfortunately, sometimes, babies are born with a birth injury or a birth defect. While many people may use these terms interchangeably, there is actually a significant difference between the causes […]

Induced Labor and Birth Injury

Under ideal conditions a woman’s body will follow normal physiological processes when giving birth. Though every woman’s labor is different, both in duration and intensity, medical professionals have established certain phases that a woman’s labor should follow in order to be considered normal. When this does not happen, in some cases labor must be induced. […]