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Our entire office would like to wish our clients, staff and the communities in which we work a safe and happy Holiday. Please be extra vigilant this time of year due to busy roads and dangerous stores. We hope to see you all doing well in the new year. Holiday Wishes from Susan and Joe
Button Batteries also known as coin cell batteries create a serious swallowing danger for children. Unlike a coin, rock or small toy, if a button battery is swallowed by a small child it does not just pass through the body, instead it can cause serious and life threatening burns. Saliva immediately triggers an electrical current that causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus in as little as two hours. Once the burning reaction begins, it can continue even after the battery is removed. Coin battery in child's throat As batteries get smaller and are found inside remote controls, calculators, birthday cards and other small devices, these coin sized button batteries can be swallowed by children and stuck in the children's throats. These devices sometimes are not designed correctly and the batteries can be too easily removed by children and then swallowed. Severe burns, hemorrhaging and even death can result. Youtube: Joe Tunstall discusses the dangers of these batteries In 2010 alone, there were more than 3,400 swallowing cases reported in the U.S., according to Dr. Toby Litovitz, of the National Capital Poison Center. After ingestion of a button battery, the symptoms resemble those of the flu, including vomiting, fever, cough and lack of appetite. Data compiled from the National Poison Data System and the National Battery Ingestion Hotline, as well as a review of more than 8,600 swallowing cases and an analysis of recent medical literature, collectively explained how such accidents happen. In nearly 62 percent of cases, children under 6 are swallowing batteries they obtained directly from a consumer product. Nearly 30 percent find the batteries loose, while just over 8 percent get them from battery packaging. The danger of these coin sized batteries, both alkaline and lithium, is serious and the knowledge of the danger needs to be shared with the parents of all young children. The Battery Controlled is a campaign supported by Energizer, in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, to alert parents and other caregivers to the hidden danger of swallowing coin lithium button batteries. Visit their informational website at Battery Controlled or at safe kids button battery ingestion. If your child is injured due to ingestion of a coin sized button battery contact our office to discuss. O'Malley Tunstall, PLLC or 800 - 755- 1987.
On November 3, 2013 O'Malley Tunstall will help host the Second Annual Wags 4 Tags Eat.Bid.Drink Fundraiser at On The Square Restaurant in Tarboro, NC. Wags 4 Tags unites rescued dogs from kill shelters and trains them to be companion dogs with psychologically and emotionally impaired Veterans in North Carolina. Please contact Wags 4 Tags at their website or at [email protected] for more information. see Wags4Tags Wags 4 Tags is a great organization with an awesome mission statement:
Our office had a wonderful annual Christmas Party on December 5, 2012 at Ribeye's Restaurant in Tarboro, NC. We like to celebrate our wonderful attorneys, paralegals, investigators and legal assistants. Our professional work environment cannot be overstated. Susan and Joe are so blessed by our wonderful hardworking staff. [gallery]
O'Malley Tunstall, PLLC is joining with Wags 4 Tags for a fundraiser at On The Square Restaurantin downtown Tarboro on November 18, 2012 from 6-8 pm. There will be a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres followed by a silent auction.
Susan O'Malley has become involved with a community group that is close to her heart; Wags 4 Tags. We often represent some of the best of America's armed forces in their Social Security claims and Susan has a special affinity for helping in those cases. She is also an avid dog owner. Wags 4 Tags has allowed her to become involved in a group that does both. Wags 4 Tags MISSION STATEMENT: Uniting our psychologically and emotionally impaired Veterans across North Carolina with trained Companion, Emotional Support and Dogs rescued from kill shelters so the two can heal in unconditional love, trust and loyalty. We will post about an upcoming fundraiser at On the Square restaurant in an upcoming blog.
O'Malley Tunstall, PLLC welcomes a new associate attorney Amos Waranch. Amos was sworn in with his wife Cassidy in front of the Honorable Quentin Sumner in Edgecombe County. Amos Waranch was born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in Dallas, Texas by his Father, Saul, and his Mother, Dinah. Amos earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas where he excelled at policy debate and music. Amos went to law school at the University of Arkansas where he graduated cum laude, served as editor for a journal, and worked in a sought after teacher's assistant position. Amos introducing himself. Amos will practice Social Security, workers' compensation and personal injury from our Eastern NC and Raleigh offices. Click to read more about Amos.
Often Susan O'Malley or Joe Tunstall are invited to speak a various seminars on different legal topics in Social Security, Personal Injury or trial work. However, learning doesn't just stop there. Our office has informal training every other Friday where our staff gets together to learn from each other on what we do everyday to help our clients. Susan and Joe are very proud to have such a strong staff that works so well together to help our clients with their Social Security, Workers' Compensation and injury and accident cases. Pictures of this week's meeting: Not Pictures Amber Pope (she was on the phone...) [gallery]
O'Malley Tunstall, PLLC sponsored an eight and under girls softball team in Tarboro who finished the season undefeated! Team Thunder was coached by James Guilford and Stacey Nicholas, who were very patient with these young girls. Our office was so impressed with the sportsmanship of these young girls and their coaches. We congratulate them not for just winning, but for doing it with a great attitude.