Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
A set of 4-year-old twins in north Texas died after drowning in their grandmother’s gated pool.
The boys’ father says he left them unattended outside the pool area for no more than 15 minutes while he went inside to check on their grandmother, who has diabetes. When he came back outside, he found them unresponsive, floating in the water.
When he pulled them out they were still alive, but sadly, they were later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that swimming pool accidents are the leading cause of unintended death in young children. This tragic event reminds us that even with the staunchest precautions, swimming pools can prove to be an incredible danger to young children. Our thoughts are with the family in its time of grief, and we hope this blog can adequately convey our sincerest condolences.
Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 4:35 pm
A Peaster Elementary School nurse is facing a lawsuit after allegedly traumatizing a 8-year-old boy by calling him dirty, stripping him of his clothes, and forcing him to bathe.
The boy’s parents were never previously contacted concerning his hygiene. His mother says the boy bathes at home at least every other day and is too young to have a body odor problem.
Last November’s incident left the young boy very self-conscious. Afterwards, he began obsessively cleaning himself. On his first day back in school after the traumatic experience, he sprayed himself up and down with cologne for fear of smelling badly.
The Parker County family is suing for monetary damages associated with therapist costs. If your child has been abused in school, there is legal recourse. Contact the child injuries lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., at 877-948-4842 to learn more. Thank you for visiting the Austin personal injury blog.
Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
This month, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, also known as UTHealth, began a study to see if using cord blood stem cells could help to treat traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children. Phase I of the study is open for enrollment and will be conducted at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The study is open to 10 children between the ages of 18 months and 17 years that have suffered a traumatic brain injury and have saved cord blood with the Cord Blood Registry. In addition, applicants must have suffered the injury within 6 to 18 months of applying.
Outcomes for children with traumatic brain injuries are typically more optimistic for children than adults. Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs at CBR Heather Brown stated, “This study is at the forefront of research evaluating a child’s own cord blood stem cells’ ability to help facilitate the healing process after damage to nerve tissue in the brain”.
If your child has suffered from a traumatic brain injury or any other injury due to another’s negligence, contact the Austin child injury lawyer Vic Feazell at 877-948-4842 today. We thank you for reading our Austin personal injury blog and hope you return soon for the latest legal news and information.
Posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 7:52 pm
Yesterday, 11 people were injured in a terrible boating accident in Lewisville, Texas. The accident occurred just north of Dallas near the Lake Toll Bridge around noon when one boat “T-boned” another. Both boats in the accident were rented from the same boat rental company. A Texas Parks & Wildlife Department spokesperson told reporters that alcohol was not involved in the accident.
The people injured in the accident were taken to five different nearby hospitals. Three people had to be airlifted for serious injuries while the eight were transported via ambulance. One 10-year old boy was the most seriously injured with a severe head injury. He was having surgery in the evening at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
If you or someone you love’s child has been injured under someone else’s supervision, contact the Austin child injuries lawyers of The Law Offices of Vic Feazell P.C. at 877-948-4842 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 3:35 am
When children are involved in accidents, they incure many injuries that similar to adults' injuries. However, teating their injuries often requires a different kind of expertise and experience.
For this reason, when children are injured, adults are advised to take their children to children's hospitals. The doctors and surgeons at these hospitals often are more capable to treat small children's injuries.
In some cases, though, the need to get a child to a hospital quickly is more important than the need to take that child to a children's hospital. If this occurs, many people are advised to exercise their own judgment.
If your child has been injured in an accident, contact the Austin child injury lawyers of Vic Feazell, P.C., at 877-948-4842.
Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 5:34 am
Many parents are too busy with work and other responsibilities to take care of their children 24-hours each day. For this reason, many parents put their children in daycare for multiple hours each day.
While daycares are generally intended to take care of children, some may not take enough precautions. For instance, if too many children are overseen by one person, then the chance of a daycare accidents is likely to increase.
While some of these daycare injuries may not preventable, others can be prevented and are the responsibility of the daycare center.
If your child has been the victim of a daycare accident, contact the Austin child injury lawyers of Vic Feazell, P.C., at 877-948-4842.