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Parents file lawsuit after son suffers fatal head injury

Parents in New York and across the country have a reasonable expectation that businesses -- especially those that cater to children -- will ensure that their children are safe while on the premises. Depending on the business, this could potentially include providing safety gear such as helmets. Unfortunately, a recently filed lawsuit claims that a My Gym Children's Fitness Center failed to provide these measures, ultimately resulting in the plaintiffs' son suffering a fatal head injury.

The incident that led to the 7-year-old boy's death happened on a day in late September. According to reports, the boy was at My Gym as part of a children's birthday party. The lawsuit claims that a "spotter" was assigned to watch the child.

Parents file lawsuit after son suffers head injury in school

When parents in New York send their children to school each day, they do so with the expectation that the educators will do everything they can to ensure the safety of all students in their care. Unfortunately, two parents in another state claim that negligence on the part of the school ultimately led to their son suffering a head injury. They have since filed a lawsuit.

Reports indicate that in Dec. 2017, a teacher released a group of five students from class, allowing them to walk around the campus without supervision. At one point, the lawsuit claims, the group entered a bathroom and threw a trash can over a stall. It reportedly struck the plaintiff's son, resulting in an injury to his head, among other areas of his body.

Child suffers head injury in pedestrian car accident

There are many thousands of pedestrians in New York. Unfortunately, some drivers are not as careful as they should be when there are people walking in the area, potentially resulting in an accident with serious consequences. Unfortunately, pedestrians can suffer significant injuries when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, a recent car accident in another state resulted in a head injury for a child.

The accident happened on a day in November. A 48-year-old mother reportedly picked up her 4-year-old son just prior to the accident. As they were crossing the street, police say that they were struck by a vehicle with an elderly driver.

January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

The winter season is the perfect opportunity to learn about the risks of traumatic brain injuries. In fact, January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month.

The following statistics show the serious potential for getting a TBI during the winter:

  • 30 percent of extreme sports concussions occur during snowboarding
  • 25 percent of extreme sports concussions occur during skiing
  • 11 percent of all extreme sports injuries between 2000 and 2011 involved the head and neck

Child care worker charged after child suffers brain injury

Parents in New York and across the country must make difficult decisions about who will care for their children to allow the parents to work. Regardless of who they choose, they do so trusting that the child care provider will take appropriate measures to protect their child. Unfortunately, officials in another state have accused a woman who runs a day care facility out of her house of abuse after a child suffered a brain injury.

The incident that led to the woman's arrest happened in Aug. 2018. According to police, the day care provider called 911 after a 16-month-old in her care began acting "really off." She reportedly told emergency responders that the toddler slipped from her high chair when the provider turned her back for a second. The woman claimed that the child landed on her bottom but was having trouble breathing.

Football player in coma after head injury

Football is, perhaps, one of America's favorite pastimes. Unfortunately, players could potentially suffer severe injuries while playing. If prompt action is not taken in the event of a head injury, a player in New York or other areas of the country could suffer significant, long-term harm.

Unfortunately, the long-term fate of a high school football player in another state is unclear as is the exact moment of his head injury. Reports indicate that he was standing on the sidelines during a game that took place on a Saturday in late October. He began experiencing a headache and seizures.

How soon can you drive again after a concussion?

Driving may be such an integral part of your life that you have a hard time imagining having to give it up as you recover from a brain injury. Life does not stay on hold, so as soon as you feel fine after an accident of any sort, you should be able to drive again, right?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. When brain damage, such as a concussion, is involved, the impact it has on your body lasts much longer than the symptoms that come with an injury. A study from the University of Georgia reveals why you should wait for doctor approval before getting behind the wheel again in New York after a concussion.

Allegations of doctor errors leads to $50 million verdict

Because most labors and deliveries go relatively smoothly and parents get to come home with their perfectly healthy children afterward, it may be easy to overlook the fact that the birth of a child has several risk factors associated with it, to both the mother and child. Fortunately, people in New York can put their faith into the decisions that their medical care providers make to ensure a smooth process. However, doctor errors could ultimately have a significant impact on the outcome.

In fact, a recent lawsuit claimed that medical malpractice led to birth injuries, including brain damage. The parents of an injured child accused the doctor and nurse of negligence during the 2009 birth of their son. A jury recently ruled that the injuries the boy suffered were preventable.

Child injury: High schooler dies following head injury

In many towns in New York and across the United States, high school football plays an important role in entertainment. Unfortunately, an increased spotlight on injuries suffered while playing football has sparked a debate on whether stricter regulations are needed to protect players. That debate may be intensified following the recent death of a high schooler from a child injury.

The incident that led to the 16-year-old's death happened during a game that took place on a day in late September. According to reports, play was stopped after the linebacker was injured during the third quarter. Though he initially walked from the field with help, his condition deteriorated. He was eventually flown to the hospital.

Statute of limitations on brain injury cases

It is vital for anyone who has suffered from a brain injury to look into filing a claim as soon as possible. Residents of New York must file a claim within three years of the injury taking place. The trial does not have to be over within three years; the sufferer simply needs to begin the legal proceedings.

judge recently threw out a case involving professional wrestlers from the 1980s and '90s who claimed their employer failed to take proper action to prevent brain injuries from occurring. The reason for throwing out the case involved the statute of limitations already passing. Anyone who has suffered similar injuries should not delay in filing a claim. The sooner someone seeks compensation for a brain injury, the sooner he or she can recover damages. 

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