Common Child Choking Hazards

Choking is a common and extremely serious safety hazard for young children. One reason that children have to be carefully monitored at all times is that they are particularly susceptible to choking. Supervising children and removing hazardous objects can make the difference between life and death.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to protect children from every choking threat. A negligent caretaker or toy manufacturer may expose your child to a choking hazard without your knowledge. If your child has been harmed by this negligence, it is important to speak with a Des Moines choking injury attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Contact us today by calling (515) 225-2600.

Recognizing Choking Hazards

Those responsible for monitoring children on their premises should be aware of any choking hazards present in their area. Day care providers should be especially aware of these materials and do all in their power to prevent the children from choking. The following foods and objects present significant risks to children:

  • Hot dogs
  • Nuts
  • Grapes
  • Popcorn
  • Carrots
  • Candies
  • Chunks of cheese
  • Marbles
  • Balloons
  • Coins
  • Small toys

Any small object placed in a child’s mouth is a hazard. Any exposure to these items without adequate supervision can have catastrophic consequences, from brain damage to death.

Contact Us

If a negligent premises owner or product manufacturer has failed to take the precautions necessary to prevent your child from choking, it is important to hold them accountable for their actions. Your family may be eligible to receive compensation for financial losses as well as pain and suffering. Contact a Des Moines choking injury attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (515) 225-2600 to learn more in a free consultation.

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