Keep Your Kids and Home Safe With These 10 Helpful Resources

As parents, we’re constantly searching for new ways to make our children happy, healthy, and safe. Caroline Hampton, of Openeducators.org, and parent herself, has been kind enough to compile this list of ten amazing resources in an effort to help ensure the well being of all our children and offer some much needed peace of… Learn More »

Everyone needs to be a little more careful on Halloween: this is why

People behave strangely (and too often, dangerously) on Halloween. Adults wear costumes that conceal their identities. Children walk the streets at night, asking for candy. It’s probably not surprising that your car is almost twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Or that emergency rooms report… Learn More »

D’Amore Law Group volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. Here’s what we learned…

Last week, attorneys and staff from D’Amore Law Group purchased and prepared dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald East House in Portland, Oregon. These families are staying with children receiving medical care for a serious illness or injury at Portland’s Legacy Emmanuel. When your child is seriously ill, it affects your whole family. A sick child changes… Learn More »

D’Amore Law Group volunteering to help children and families through a difficult time

A seriously ill or injured child is every parent’s nightmare. Many of us at D’Amore Law Group are parents—but all of us have worked on claims for traumatically injured children. We have seen first-hand how families struggle to provide for a child’s care. Parents often face difficult choices between working and paying the bills …… Learn More »

Safety at home: a guide to preventing baby and child injuries

You know that the statistics for child injuries are alarming. About 8.7 million children are treated in emergency rooms for unintentional injuries, every year. 9,000 of those kids die—from injuries that are largely preventable. As a parent, you want to protect your children from unnecessary harm at home. But for so many, child-proofing a house… Learn More »

Soccer Players file a Class Action Lawsuit against FIFA for Brain Injuries

A group of parents and soccer players has filed a class-action lawsuit in United States District Court in California against the Fèdèration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), as well as other U.S.-based soccer associations. The suit alleges that FIFA, and a few American soccer organizations, have been negligent in developing policies to evaluate, manage, and… Learn More »

Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents as School Begins

Summer is almost over— soon nearly 54 million children across the nation will be back on our roads, walking and biking to school. Motorists need to be extra careful while driving during the times children are traveling to and from school. Drivers should always slow down and obey all traffic laws, especially when traveling in school zones. The… Learn More »

How Pediatric Corporate Dentistry May Affect Your Child

One of the most celebrated provisions of the Affordable Care Act has been mandated coverage for pediatric dental benefits. With the expansion of Medicaid, there has also been a sizable population of newly insured children as well. Unfortunately not all dental providers will accept Medicaid and parents may have few options when choosing a pediatric… Learn More »

Prevent Childhood Injury

Harmony Miller, MPH Each year, an estimated 8.7 million children are treated in emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. 225,000 of them are hospitalized. Every day, about 2 dozen children die from their injuries. That is 9,000 preventable child deaths, every year. Unintentional injuries include those caused by suffocation, drowning, falls, motor vehicle collisions, and concussion… Learn More »

Trouble in Toyland: the 2013 report

Every day, about 500 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, anything from choking on a balloon or swallowing magnets to a scooter accident. The annual report on dangerous toys, Trouble in Toyland 2013, identifies choking hazards, toxic chemicals, and excessively loud toys as the main causes of toy-related child injury. KATU Consumer Report… Learn More »