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Oregon family files lawsuit over toddler’s death in over-heated room
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Two-year-old Taqwa Dakhlalla died in her sleep last December when the thermostat and heater in her room in Portland, Oregon malfunctioned, causing the temperature in the room to rise to an excessive level. She was found dead the next morning in her crib. Her parents, Janna Walton and Abdullah Dakhlalla, filed an $8 million lawsuit […]

Jury awards $17 million verdict to woman whose ventilator was prematurely removed
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

A jury in New Jersey awarded a young woman and her family $17 million over an incident that caused her to be permanently brain damaged. The verdict came on the heels of a six-week jury trial. At the age of seven, Kelsey Heaney was admitted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for pneumonia according to […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

Thousands of Children Burned by Batteries
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

There is an alarming rise in the number of children ingesting lithium batteries: injuries and deaths from the “button” batteries affected more than 3,400 children last year. The batteries, which are increasingly common and used in remote controls, thermometers, calculators, musical greeting cards, scales, toothbrushes and toys, cause internal burns in the esophagus and throat. […]

5 Tips for Backpack Safety
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

If you have a school-age child, chances are good that you have heard them complain about the weight of their textbooks. While this may seem like mere inconvenience, backpacks filled with heavy textboxes could have long-term effects on your child’s shoulders, neck and back. Here are 5 ways you can help lighten the load on […]