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October 27, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM MAYNARD O’CONNOR

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Happy Halloween from Maynard O’Connor!

Halloween is a lot of fun.  But, it also presents a greater risk for injury to our children.  Here are some helpful safety tips if you and your children are going out trick or treating this year.

  • Make sure your child can walk easily in his or her costume and that no parts obstruct his or her vision – use face paint instead of cumbersome masks;
  • Make sure props like toy swords or knives are soft, short and flexible;
  • Never let your child trick or treat alone, and accompany your child up to the doors of homes;
  • Use sidewalks and walkways, do not cut across people’s yards where there might be unknown hazards hidden in the dark;
  • Attach lights or reflective material to your child’s costume;
  • Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant or flame retardant;
  • Examine all candy for choking hazards. Throw away homemade or unwrapped candy;
  • Never enter a person’s home or vehicle unless with a trusted adult; and,
  • If you’re driving, be on the careful lookout for pedestrians dressed in dark costumes.

We hope everyone has a fun and safe time trick or treating!  If your child or you are injured while trick or treating, please call the accident attorneys at Maynard O’Connor.

October 20, 2014

Attorney McTague Presents at Critical Care Symposium

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On October 16, 2014, attorney Anne-Jo Pennock McTague participated in presenting at the Fifteenth Annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium in Cicero, NY, sponsored by Upstate Medical Center and the University Hospital. Attorney Anne-Jo Pennock McTague spoke regarding documentation, including electronic medical records and defensive documentation. She presented “To Document or Not to Document? That is a Great Question”. This presentation covered how to determine what information must be documented, awareness of what to observe with electronic documentation, and protection of personal information.