Child Injury

10 Facts About Hot Cars

    We hear stories about hot car deaths involving children more often than we can stand. Just yesterday a mother in Mississippi forgot to drop her 2 year old off at daycare and found her 7 hours later dead in her vehicle.   But, not all deaths occur because a parent left a sleeping Read More...

Indoor Trick or Treating in Roanoke, Virginia

              and 41 degrees!   That's not the kind of weather I was hoping for Halloween.  Ten years ago, I wasn't worried about the weather on Halloween, but since I now have two kids who list Halloween as their favorite holiday, second only to Christmas, my wife and I Read More...

Local Toddler Struck and Killed by a School Bus

                  Sadly, a 20 month old toddler was struck and killed by a school bus in Danville, VA on Monday.  Our thoughts are with the family of this young child.   Hearing that a child was killed is a grim reminder of how life can change in an instant. Several brief Read More...

Sadly, 21 month old, Kayden Curtis died from injuries she sustained in a fire.  Two other children remain in critical condition.   The caregiver, Doris Lee, was watching 7 children under the age of 5 in her unlicensed in-home day care. Ms. Lee also failed to apply for a business license.  Both would have required Read More...

According to the CPSC, an average of  26 people drown in pools and spas each year on July 4.  The CPSC recommends that parents and children alike go over water safety rules and inspect public and private pools before use.   Safety recommendations include: teaching children to swim, using life jackets, putting fences around pools Read More...

What Should I Do If A Dog Bites My Child?

After seeking medical attention for your child, try to obtain the following information about the dog:   Has the dog ever bitten anyone else before? Does the dog have a history of aggression? Are the dog's shots up to date? What is the dog owner's name, physical address, phone number, and homeowner's or renter's insurance information?   Take Read More...

The CPSC and Bumbo International recalled over 4 million Bumbo baby seat after reports of 50 injuries and 19 skull fractures. The CPSC and Bumbo International are providing additional warnings about using the seats and a repair kit that includes a restraint belt on raised surfaces such as countertops, table tops, chairs, and coffee tables Read More...