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Suit filed over death of infant in hospital bed
Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Monica Thompson, who unintentionally smothered her newborn baby in a hospital bed in 2012, has filed a nearly $9 million lawsuit against Portland Adventist Medical Center. Thompson blames the hospital for placing her son in bed with her to breastfeed in the middle of the night while she was heavily medicated following a Caesarean section. […]

Jury awards $46.5 million in medical malpractice case
Friday, March 31st, 2017

An Arkansas jury has awarded a two-year-old plaintiff and her parents $46.5 million in a case against the hospital and doctor that delivered her. At the time the baby was born in June 2014, she had high levels of bilirubin, a yellow compound, and was at risk of extreme jaundice. The defendants misread her test […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

Back-to-school safety
Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Quick safety tips and links for parents of young children going to school, including pedestrian safety, backpack safety, and bullying

This Saturday: Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

D’Amore Law Group is a proud sponsor of Safe Kids Day at the Oregon Zoo, free with zoo admission on May 4, 2013 – read more

New moms are more tired, more distracted – and in more car accidents
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

New mothers may be the most distracted drivers on the road, according to the results of a survey by Safe Kids Worldwide and American Baby. This isn't hard to imagine. New moms are exhausted, they’re turning around to attend to the baby in the backseat, and 78% admit to using their phones to text or call while driving. Worse, […]

Child Passenger Safety Week: free car seat check-ups
Monday, September 17th, 2012

It’s a sad fact that more children ages 12 and under die from motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause. In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, Oregon parents and caregivers can have child car seats checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The free inspection will check seats for damages and recalls, and […]

Keep kids safe on the playground
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Most school-related injuries for children ages 5 to 14 happen on the playground. As schools across the country close for the summer, kids have more time to play – and more time to get injured. Safe Kids Oregon has tips for parents and caregivers to help children stay safe on the playground. Avoid playgrounds with asphalt, […]

Critical safety issues at trampoline parks
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Indoor trampoline parks are under scrutiny after a series of high-profile injuries and deaths lead to questions about their safety.   A 30-year-old man died after breaking his neck in a foam pit at Sky Park in Phoenix.  New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain sustained a career-threatening injury at trampoline center in Florida when he suffered an […]