Children and Injuries

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 593 pages
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Childhood injuries occur with car seats, furniture, toys, playground equipment and more. Many factors influence children's injuries and many children's injuries are preventable. Case examples and news stories illustrate the unnoticed hazards throughout a home, school, or other parts of a child's daily routine, and how those hazards cause injury. You?ll learn about attending to potential hazards. You'll learn about the standards for labeling products, installing equipment, self-regulation and government regulation in standards and agencies that set standards to protect children. You'll be shown the pertinent laws and case studies that deal with the issues presented in this book. Beyond this, you'll learn from economists how earning capacity and damages can be calculated for a child who has been permanently impaired. You'll learn how this affects the rest of the family financially, and how you can litigate the case to recover sustained damages.
 

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Contents

Child Development and Injuries
1
History Nature and Scope of Child Injuries
23
Medical and Biomechanical Aspects of Childhood Injuries
43
Standards Regulations and Safety Guidelines to Protect Children from Injury
107
Children and Injuries in the Home
153
Childhood and Classroom Injuries
171
Injuries in Organized Sports for Children and Adolescents
199
Children and Playground Injuries
249
Children and Traffic Injuries
411
Children and Injuries in Public Places
437
Evaluating Child Loss in Child Injuries and Fatalities Roles of an Economic Expert
467
Preparing and Conducting Litigation in Child Injury Cases
517
Appendices
549
General Resources and References
551
Hospital Emergency Room Treated Injuries
561
Playground Rating System
565

Cause and Prevention of Playground Injuries and Litigation Case Studies
313
Children and Water Injuries
333
Hazardous Playthings Causing Injury to Children
373
About the Authors
571
Index
581
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