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2 Year Old Girl on Life Support During Organ Donation Debate

By David J. Hernandez |

Thaiya Spruill-Smith was declared brain-dead due on Friday, November 14th. The injuries that led to her death were said to have been sustained when she was violently shaken by her step-father. The girl’s biological father, Terrell Smith, had been fighting for her custody from a short time after her birth. This custody battle with… Read More »

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Teen Deaths Down 11% After Bans On Texting and Driving

By David J. Hernandez |

Texting and driving has been the subject of many a public service announcement over the past 5 years or so. In fact, it is a message that has become just as widespread as “don’t drink and drive”. However, unfortunately, despite all of the warnings, texting while driving is still something many of us are… Read More »

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Kids in Cars: Keep Them Buckled

By David J. Hernandez |

As years pass, and technology continues to improve, cars get safer for drivers and passengers. Seatbelts are sturdier and child safety seats are more secure and these safety instruments save lives — if they are used, and used properly. Although the frequency of fatalities in car accidents has decreased in recent years, the numbers… Read More »

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Children Killed as Passengers of Drunk Drivers

By David J. Hernandez |

When you hear about a child being killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver, it may be natural to assume that the child was in the car with his or her sober family when the drunk driver caused the accident. Too many children die every year in alcohol-related car accidents, but a… Read More »

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Family Sues City for School Slashing

By David J. Hernandez |

If another child at school injured your child, whose fault is it? Does the blame and any legal consequences rest on the other child and his or her family or guardians? Should the blame lie on the shoulders of the school? One mother, whose son was cut on the face by another student while… Read More »

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Safety Violations Found in Manhattan School after Students Suffer Burn Injuries

By David J. Hernandez |

When we send our children to school, we want to believe that every stepto possibly keep them safe has been taken. School administrators and staff, we hope, have the best interest of our children in mind and will do everything in their power to ensure no hazards are present on the premises. Unfortunately, this… Read More »

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Take These Dangerous Toys off of Your Holiday Shopping List

By David J. Hernandez |

Many New York residents are just as eager for the day after Thanksgiving as Thanksgiving Day. For bargain-hunters, the shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday is a highly anticipated annual event. Many people plan to purchase one big-ticket item at a discount today; others impressively muster enough energy the morning after a turkey feast… Read More »

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Brain Injuries and Children

By David J. Hernandez |

Parents face a difficult balance everyday: encouraging their kids to be active and play while ensuring that they don’t suffer from serious injuries. Recently, the media has spotlighted children who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries while playing football or hockey. These injuries are not uncommon, and can be experienced while playing sports, enjoying… Read More »

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