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10 Rules to Prevent Child Drownings – Advice from UCLA Emergency Physicians

By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Emergency rooms in California and other states get their fair share of child injury patients. Summer is a peak season for drowning related personal injuries and deaths throughout California and many other states. It is estimated that approximately 70 % of all child drownings take place in the three months summer period of June, July and August. Most of the tragic injuries and deaths related to child drownings in California involve children who are found in residential / backyard swimming pools and spas. Parents, guardians, and / or caregivers fail to realize that a child was in the swimming area or got out of the house. Because of this, it is important to have barriers like fences and gates to keep children out of pools even when they get out of the house unsupervised. Drownings can be significantly reduced with proper supervision and safety precautions like gates, fences, and pool alarms.

Educate yourself as to safety measures to prevent child drownings at 10 Rules to Prevent Child Drownings

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