12-Year-Old California Middle School Student, Yahshua Robinson, Dies After Being Forced to Run

Middle school student Yahshua Robinson died during gym class after being told to run in the 90-degree heat when he arrived at class in his regular clothes. Before collapsing, Robinson was asking for help and water, he then fell and became unresponsive. Emergency personnel were called and rushed him to the hospital where he unfortunately… read more

Helping you During the Coronavirus

During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP is still here to assist you with your case. Although we usually meet with potential clients in person, because of the precautions made necessary by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can let us know more about your case by filling… read more

Rib Fractures and Child Abuse

Children who are physically active can sustain rib fractures accidentally through sports injuries, trips and falls, and playground accidents. Rib fractures can also occur from blunt force trauma in car accidents. Yet in many cases, rib fractures signal child abuse. This is most common when the victim is less than two years old, since infants… read more

Torus Fractures in Children

A torus, or buckle, fracture can occur in children when something applies compressive force to an immature bone. Falls are the most common cause of torus fractures, in sports accidents or while playing on the playground. Because of this, they occur more commonly in the forearm and wrist than the legs. A child may suffer… read more

Greenstick Fractures in Children

A greenstick fracture is one that occurs in a young, soft bone. Soft bones, such as those in a child’s forearm or wrist, can bend and break. The phrase comes from the analogy of a fresh, green piece of wood that will bend outward instead of breaking cleanly. Greenstick fractures occur most commonly in the… read more

Corner or Bucket-Handle Fractures in Children

A corner fracture refers to injury of the metaphysis, or the growing plate at either end of long bones, such as the femur and tibia. The metaphysis is a piece of cartilage in children, not yet a fully ossified bone. Other names for a corner fracture are a bucket-handle fracture or metaphyseal fracture. Doctors used… read more

Are Schools Making Our Kids Sick?

American students spend an average of six to eight hours a day in school, 180 days per year. That’s around 1,260 hours a child spends on school property every year. With this much of your kid’s life spent within the four walls of an institution, it’s troubling to think he or she may have faced… read more

Individuals with Autism at Substantially Heightened Risk for Injury/Death

Autism spectrum disorder, or simply autism, is a developmental disorder that significantly impacts how a person sees and engages with his or her world. Autism can affect an individual’s emotional reactions, language development, body language, and comprehension of the intentions of others. Autism has a broad spectrum, with many levels and ranges in abilities. About… read more

The Most Common Accident and Injury Claims in Schools

School grounds are just as prone to accidents and injuries as other public or private properties. Schools are fraught with the potential for injuries that range from parking lot accidents and trips and falls to physical violence and bullying. Although claims against schools are more complex than typical personal injury lawsuits, it is possible for… read more

Elements of Tort Law in School Liability

Child injuries or deaths resulting from faulty playground equipment, inadequate supervision, unsafe premises, sports accidents, or sexual abuse may all stem from negligence. These types of accidents present opportunities for settlements or jury verdicts based on California tort laws. Tort laws involve personal injuries such as slips and falls, car accidents, and medical malpractice. Torts… read more