Recently, due to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the United States can proudly claim to be one of the international leaders in children’s product safety. Unfortunately, despite the number of precautions we take, and regardless of the care we give our children, injuries can still happen. As parents ourselves, we know the dangers our kids face today, and we understand the pain associated with the victimization of children. At times, our children do not get injured in our presence— injuries sustained by kids can occur at school, with a caretaker, on a school bus, or when they are on their own.
From riding bikes to playing with defective toys, our children face risks all around them. Injuries sustained by children can range from brain injury to broken limbs. Some of the most common injures are associated with:
- Bike accidents
- Defective toys
- Car accidents
- Defective safety products
- Household chemical ingestion
- Pool injuries
- School bus injuries
In the case of less-severe injuries, children cannot always describe what is wrong or where it hurts. As parents, we rely on doctors to discover and diagnose serious conditions. Yet, when doctors do not recognize signs or dismiss a parent’s concerns without following up, a treatable condition can lead to a severe illness or lifelong disability. If you believe that your child’s physicians were careless in diagnosis, treatment, or surgery, or if the injuries sustained by your child were the cause of a defective product, the attorneys at Benson and Bingham have the experience and resources to explore your case.
As the most innocent and defenseless members of society, our children must be protected. We cannot let the negligence of others go without consequence. At Benson and Bingham we offer free consultations for any pediatric or child injury victims. We understand the pain and emotional toll that such injuries have on a family. We will fight for justice and get the compensation you need to cover the extensive medical costs associated with your child’s injuries. Please contact us today.