An overwhelming percent of the 2,800 people who die from choking incidents each year in the United States are children. Toys and other children’s products were to blame in nearly 70 percent of fatal choking accidents in children ages three and younger. Meanwhile, food such as hotdogs and fruit and vegetable pieces are the most common causes of non-fatal choking incidents in children.
As parent or child care provider, there are some simple tips you can follow to avoid choking accidents. It is important to be familiar with first aid and CPR in the event that choking does happen and causes the child to lose consciousness.
If your child has suffered an injury or death because of a choking accident, you may be entitled to collect damages for your loss. contact Contact the Kenosha choking accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 866.499.4700 for more information about your legal rights.