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Rutland mother files lawsuit against daycare owner after alleged druggings leave one child dead, another affected

A Vermont daycare owner is facing litigation in civil court after a mother reported the defendant had drugged an infant child while under the daycare’s supervision. The mother, Melanie McAtee, filed a lawsuit against Stacey Vaillancourt in April. According to Attorney Tristan Larson, the lawsuit is meant to compensate the family through unspecified damages as …

Rutland Family Sues Stacey Vaillancourt for Unauthorized Medication of Child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tristan Christopher Larson 802-779-9771 RUTLAND CITY, VERMONT (May 3, 2021) — A Rutland family has filed a lawsuit against Stacey Vaillancourt for their minor child who attended the same daycare as Harper Rose Briar, who died at the daycare in 2019. The lawsuit accuses Stacey Vaillancourt of giving their child diphenhydramine, …

What is a Black Box?

A black box, also known as an Event Data Recorder (EDR) is a small device in a car that records driving data. Black boxes were originally invented for use in airplanes and have been used in cars since the early 2000s. The data recorded in black boxes often includes braking, acceleration, airbag deployment, seat belt …

Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability

Knowing that you have a source of income to help meet your basic costs of living in the event that you are injured and unable to work can be an incredible relief. That’s why understanding your insurance options — both privately and through your employer — and ensuring that you’re protected should you be rendered …

How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?

When a car accident results in economic and noneconomic losses, the not-at-fault party maintains the right to file a claim against the at-fault party for damages. While filing a claim can result in monetary compensation for medical expenses, property damage costs, and more, the waiting process can be frustrating, and many claimants wonder, “How long …

Can an Employee be Terminated while on Workers’ Compensation?

Yes, workers can be terminated while on workers’ compensation. There is no restriction on laying an employee off, even if that employee was injured while on the job and has filed for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are some limitations on an employer’s right, which our Rutland workers’ compensation attorneys are familiar with. You Cannot …

Workers’ Compensation Settlement Process

Settlement is one of the least understood aspects of workers’ compensation. In the typical case, an injured worker receives medical care for weeks or months and eventually gets back to work once they have recovered. While on benefits, they receive medical care for free and temporary disability benefits. In some situations, however, a workers’ compensation …

What is workers compensation insurance?

Workers compensation insurance is a form of insurance covering illness or injury that is caused by work.   In Vermont all employers are required by law to have workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation insurance is obtained and paid for by the employer. The cost of workers compensation insurance to the employer is based on the …

Tristan Larson awarded “Best of the Best Attorneys” top-ten personal injury lawyer.

  What does this award mean? Not much. I’m going to get a plaque to put on the wall. I have to pay for it. We don’t know how this organization vets lawyers, if at all. In fact, this award is bogus. It’s a scam. But it brings me to an important point: how do …

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