Many people who have no history with crime have ended up being charged with misdemeanor hit and run or felony hit and run due to their not realizing their actions after a car accident were considered criminal.
August 21, 2014 is a date that forever changed the lives of parents whose infant son died while at his daycare center. This tragic wrongful death that occurred at a daycare does shed light on a practice that some parents and daycare providers practice that can have deadly results. In Webster Grove, Missouri a 7 month old infant was found dead under a weighted blanket.
A weighted blanked is a blanket that has items such as flax seed, beans, poly pellets or other items sewn between the fabric. Some blankets are a DIY home project while others are prescribed or obtained from medical equipment vendor.
Life turned upside down for the mother of a two year old child when she found her son’s small body crushed under an IKEA dresser that had fallen on him. The mother shares her story on the site, HeavenHasaHero.com.
Since the death of their son, the parents of the deceased child, have moved forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Ikea. The dresser, had been purchased at a nearby Ikea store. The MALM chest came without any hardware to secure it to the wall. The couple allege that IKEA was aware that the dresser presented a tip over hazard and allege that Ikea’s negligence played a role in the wrongful death of their son, Curren. USA Today, a front runner in reporting this news item, states that ‘Ikea says it knows of reports of three additional deaths since 1989 from tip-overs involving other models of Ikea chests and dressers.’
I’ve been a Sacramento Wrongful Death attorney since 1982. Since I handle only personal injury cases, I’ve had occasion to see many families who have been suddenly confronted with the sudden death of a parent, a spouse, a child, a partner, a friend.
I see the deep pain and grief of my clients, but there’s no way that I, an outsider, can really experience it,