Cincinnati Choking Hazard Lawyers
A child’s natural curiosity cannot be easily stifled. This includes their natural and normal tendency to put things in their mouth, whether that is their intended use or not. This can lead to dangerous choking situations in which a child may suffer painful lacerations, be in danger of suffocation, and even potentially suffer permanent brain damage. Given this severe and well-known safety risk, it is important that the manufacturers of children’s toys and products take care not to design and manufacture items that will pose a threat to their users.
If your child has been injured in a choking incident related to a child’s toy, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact a Cincinnati choking hazard lawyer of Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733 for more information on your legal options in this difficult time.
Common Choking Incidents
Children’s toys with small parts that may become dislodged can easily turn into a choking threat. Many labels warn parents against toys that are especially prone to posing a choking hazard in children under the age of 3, but choking can happen in children of any age. In fact, a study printed in The Archives of Otolaryngology stated that the average age of children choking incidents is over 4 years old. Parents can take the following steps to help prevent choking incidents:
- Constantly observe your child when they are playing with toys
- Make sure to clean up any area before your young child plays there
- Remove small accessories or other parts that are unnecessary
- Use a “choke tube” to determine if a toy or part of a toy is small enough to be choked on
- Do not let your child play with toys intended for older children
Choking incidents can occur in an instant and can leave a child with permanent damage. Please contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733. We will fight passionately for the financial compensation that you are due in your effort to hold a negligent toymaker accountable for the harm that your child has endured.