Nebraska Child Death Review Team Releases Death Report
The state of Nebraska’s Child Death Review Team has recently released its report on deaths which occurred to children in 2009. This report indicated that 237 children died throughout the entire state by various causes.
The top five causes for deaths to newborn children to age 17 in 2009 include:
- Pregnancy related
- Birth defects
- Automobile accidents
- Sudden unexpected infant death
- General medical conditions
Furthermore, the team has determined that 32.5 percent of the total 237 deaths could have been prevented. These types of preventable deaths mostly include auto accidents and unintentional injuries, of course suicide, child abuse and medical conditions were also calculated into this number.
Our attorneys at Inkelaar Law have great sympathy for those whose children have suffered an injury or death and offer a helping hand to these individuals. Our attorneys believe that any injury caused by other individual’s negligent actions may be grounds for compensation benefits.