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 […]

Safety Precautions in Rio this Summer

If you have been following the coverage leading up to the athletic events in Rio this summer, you may be wondering if the real competition is which host city can provide the most deplorable conditions. Problems with water, and more, plaguing the athletes’ housing in Sochi made headlines in 2014, but Rio takes the cake. […]

Cruise Ship Risks

When you think of the risk of drowning on a cruise ship, you probably envision being thrown overboard on rough seas, the ship sinking, or some other dramatic scene involving the ocean, its vastness, and the power of Mother Nature. You picture the kind of nightmarish event they make movies about. What you may not […]

Top 5 Personal Injury Resources

1. Personal Injury Claims Personal injury covers a very wide range of accidents and injuries for which you can recover compensation. Car accidents, slip and fall, swimming pool accidents, and nursing home negligence are just a few examples of the types of cases that fall under personal injury. Personal injury damages can include medical expenses, […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Why More Adults can mean a Higher Risk of Child Drowning

Most parents believe that they are educated on drowning risks, responsible, and capable of protecting their children. Sadly, drowning and near-drowning are very common because parents do not fully realize how quickly and easily it happens. Even the best parents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drowning is the second […]

Child Safety: Hidden Drowning Hazards in the Home

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to four. Swimming pools pose and obvious danger, but there are everyday items in your home that can pose a hidden drowning risk for infants and toddlers. Toilets, buckets, and other containers […]

Brain Injury: Returning Headaches A Serious Signal

Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family. Possibly the most important thing that you need to know is that symptoms of a life-threatening brain injury can be delayed. The symptoms may not show up for hours or days after injury, then […]