When someone chokes, the airway is blocked by a small object and unable to bring air into the lungs. Consequences of choking can be as serious as brain damage and even death. Though anyone can be the victim of a choking accident, it is extremely common for children to choke on small objects.
The most effective way to prevent a choking accident is to make sure that child products available to families are safe for children. However, due to design defects or product malfunctions, some people do not realize that a particular product may be hazardous until it is too late. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., in Austin understand the devastating effects that choking accidents can have for Austin families, and we fight to hold the makers of these products accountable when accidents happen.
Common Choking Hazards
Though numerous factors can render toys or child products unsafe for child usage, some of the most common choking hazards among children’s products include:
- Small pieces
- Loose or breakable parts
- Toys sold without consideration for age
All of these hazards can easily lead to choking accidents. Manufacturers should ensure that child products put on the market are completely safe. If there has been a dangerous oversight regarding the safety of particular product, the victim, or victim’s family, has the right to take legal action.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Austin
In the event that a child chokes and sustains serious injuries due to an unsuitable child product, the caregiver is within their legal rights to file a suit against the manufacturer of the dangerous product. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., have successfully helped Austin families pursue compensation in the aftermath of a choking accident, and are ready to help you. To discuss your case with a member of our experienced legal team, call our offices today at (512) 710-0931.