Jonathan Rosenfeld of Strellis & Field is the author of the Child Injury Laws Blog, which serves as a platform to examine the state of child injury laws around the country. While the blog is focused on the nature of child injuries and the legal consequences of a variety of situations, Mr. Rosenfeld also provides general commentary on child injury laws. Consistently interesting and well written, this blog is a wonderful resource for anyone involved with, or concerned about, children’s injuries.
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