While swimming pools are generally a source of excitement, enjoyment, and
exercise, they pose a unique risk to children who are especially vulnerable
to drowning or injury. What many people don’t realize is that pool
suction entrapments are a hidden danger for children, as they can lead
to fatalities such as drowning. The best protection is prevention, but
it can be nearly impossible to police every swimming pool your child enters--especially
when drains are an industry-wide installation.
Suction entrapment is when a swimmer is trapped by the suction forces rushing
out of the drain at the bottom of the pool. Sometimes, these swimmers
are simply stuck until someone relieves them, and suffer serious injuries
as a result. In other cases, these swimmers--often small children--are
trapped underwater until they drown.
While the swimming pool industry has acknowledged the danger these drains
pose, and many drains have been sealed and are no longer being installed,
many pools still have them for the belief that they are necessary for
circulation. The use of drains is outdated and does not prove to aide
circulation in any way, and the number of injuries or deaths which occur
as a result are entirely preventable with the removal of these contraptions.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., our personal injury lawyers are dedicated
to ensuring victims of negligence are compensated for their injuries.
If your child has drowned or suffered serious injury because of a pool
suction entrapment, we want to fight on your behalf. Our legal team will
work tirelessly to obtain compensation for any medical bills, pain and
suffering, or wrongful death--we fight to hold the liable party responsible
for his or her actions which led to your child’s distress.
Contact our team at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 425-6070.