Choking Hazards

Choking hazards exist within any household. Young children are the most common victims of choking accidents, although these incidents can happen to anyone. Each year, hundreds of children are victims of fatal choking accidents, both unintentional and intentional. The majority of these incidents involve food, although there are a number of accidents that result from airway obstruction due to small objects such as coins or balloons.

How Can I Best Protect My Child from Choking?

There are certain steps that you, as a parent, can take in order to best safeguard your child or infant against the risk of choking. First and foremost, proper supervision of your children when they are playing with toys or eating is extremely important. With a watchful eye upon them during times when they may be at risk, any chance of the occurrence of a choking incident is greatly reduced.

  • Always cut food into manageable pieces and make sure that your child is seated while he or she is eating. Also, watch to make sure that he or she is thoroughly chewing.
  • Check your home for small objects lying around the floor or in low places. Remove them and put them in a higher location.
  • Regarding toys, always only buy those approved for your child’s age. Make sure to watch for recalls of any products that your child may own.

If you follow the above steps, then the chances of one of your children suffering a choking injury or fatality is greatly reduced.

Contact Us

If your child has been a victim of a choking accident, or if you would like to learn more about choking hazards, please contact the Green Bay personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 1-800-242-2874 to schedule an appointment.