Cincinnati Pool Drain Injury Lawyers
On June 29, 2007, a six year old girl named Abigail Taylor went for a swim in the kiddie pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. A bizarre and horrifying tragedy ensued when Abigail became stuck in an uncovered pool drain, and her entire lower intestines were sucked out of her body through a cut in her rectum. The remaining part of her intestine had to be removed, and Abigail can never eat solid food again.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an improperly installed, maintained, or manufactured pool drain, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733, and we can fight to determine who was responsible for the injuries that occurred.
Preventing Pool Drain Injuries
Although a pool drain injury is a tragedy, the injuries are largely preventable, both by proper maintenance and design, and by constant vigilance:
- Make sure any pool drains installed in home pools or hot tubs are properly installed with safety features to disable them if someone becomes trapped.
- Warn children to stay away from drain-like objects at public and private pools.
- Keep close supervision of children who are using pools where you are unsure of the safety status of their drains.
Pool drains do not seem like a particularly apparent source of injury, but they can produce surprising force, with many drains creating over 300 pounds per square inch of suction. Even adults can be trapped under this kind of force. Hair and limbs can become trapped in a drain, causing serious injury or even drowning, as the force produced may make it difficult if not impossible to remove the victim.
If you, a child, or loved one has been injured by a pool drain, contact a Cincinnati swimming pool injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733. We will examine the case and will work to see that whoever was responsible for the injury is held accountable for their actions and send a message that allowing a risk like this to go unchecked is unacceptable.