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