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Child Choking Hazards

Children are more prone to choking accidents than adults. Eating and playing pose serious risks to children under the age of 5. According to statistics gathered by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in the United States, every five days a child dies from choking on food. Additionally, more than 17,000 infants and children are treated in the ER for choking related incidents.

If your child has been injured in a choking related accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Call (800) 242-2874 to discuss your case with an experienced Stevens Point choking lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®.

Safe Eating and Playing

In order to prevent your child from choking, follow these safety precautions:

  • While feeding your children, do not serve them small, round cylindrical, or compressible items, such as gum, candy, popcorn, nuts, grapes, peanut butter, apple, raw carrots, raisins, or hotdogs.
  • If you serve a child something small and round, be sure to cut it up into manageable pieces.
  • Encourage your child to chew well and eat slowly.
  • Make sure that your child is sitting while eating. Moving around while swallowing can increase the chances of choking.
  • Only allow children to play with age-appropriate toys.
  • Never allow children under 8 to play with latex balloons.

Contact Us

Even when all safety precautions are taken, accidents can still occur. If your child has been injured in a choking accident resulting from the negligence of a product manufacturer or other party, you may be entitled compensation for your losses. Contact the Stevens Point personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 to speak with an experienced professional about your legal options.