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Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

| Coronavirus
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo already made headlines by approving a sweeping child sexual abuse law which could provide relief to thousands of victims. Cuomo made headlines again by further extending deadlines “to ensure that COVID-19 does not stand in the way of justice.” Specifically, the order extended the lookback period to January 14, 2021.…Read the article
Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

| Coronavirus
The light at the end of the tunnel might be an oncoming train. As life slowly gets back to normal, there could be more reason than ever to be alarmed. Officials are seeing a steep rise in the number of Kawasaki Disease patients, especially children. A significant number of these children either tested positive for…Read the article
Medi Teddys to the Rescue

Medi Teddys to the Rescue

| Medical Malpractice
A young girl struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder had a unique idea to make the medical process easier for child patients, their families, and their caregivers. When she was seven years old, doctors diagnosed Ella Casano, who is now 12, with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. ITP causes the patient’s body to attack its own blood…Read the article
Common Injuries Kids Get Playing Sports

Common Injuries Kids Get Playing Sports

| Personal Injury
It is estimated that as many as 1.5 million kids ended up in the ER with sports injuries during the 2012 -2013 year. That’s a lot of injuries and a lot of worried and frantic parents. Many kids today play sports for school as well as a way to get exercise and stay healthy. But are sports…Read the article
New Jersey Poised to Extend Sexual Assault SOL

New Jersey Poised to Extend Sexual Assault SOL

| Personal Injury
Following a nationwide trend, legislators in the Garden State approved a measure which radically extends the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign the measure, which passed both legislative houses by a wide margin. The bill would extend the sexual abuse statute of limitations until the…Read the article
How Does the Child Victim’s Act Affect My Family?

How Does the Child Victim’s Act Affect My Family?

| Personal Injury
In January 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act. This measure, which had been pending for more than a decade, significantly expands the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. Survivors as old as 55 can file claims in civil court. In one respect, the CVA is nothing new. It is…Read the article
Amusement Park Injuries: What You Need to Know

Amusement Park Injuries: What You Need to Know

| Personal Injury
Amusement park rides like roller coasters and Ferris wheels and bumper cars are a lot of fun but are also the leading cause for injuries among those who report getting hurt while at theme parks. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones and head trauma resulting in brain injuries. The most serious…Read the article
Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

| Personal Injury
   “With more than 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high in survey history. This year, consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016” (National Retail Federation). Halloween is easily one of the favorite…Read the article
Back to school after the summer: School risks and dangers 

Back to school after the summer: School risks and dangers 

| Personal Injury
As the summer winds down for kids all across the country that time of the year has come- time to prepare for the return to school. For most it means new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new things to learn. For first time students it is a time of great wonder and excitement and…Read the article
We Can’t Trust the SPF Labels on Sunscreen Products?

We Can’t Trust the SPF Labels on Sunscreen Products?

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Every child needs sun protection. The lighter someone’s natural skin color, the less melanin it has to absorb UV rays and protect itself. The darker a person’s natural skin color, the more melanin it has. But both dark- and light-skinned kids need protection from UV rays because any tanning or burning causes skin damage. The…Read the article