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Near Drowning Injuries Can Present Permanent Lifelong Challenges for Child and Parents

By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Arizona and other states, children are the unfortunate victims of drownings. Some die from the drownings. Many others suffer brain damage and other injuries that can last a life time. Many people are mistaken to believe that the survival from a drowning means that there are no future problems. For parents like Angie Thomas, it is quite a different story. Her son, Ryan Thomas, was a normal 2 year old boy who loved to play. One day, Ryan got over a wall and into a neighbor’s pool. Ryan suffered a near drowning incident that left him with medical problems and complications that are still being treated to this day. Ryan, who is now 5 years old, is enrolled in special education kindergarten class and receives therapy for the injuries related to the near drowning incident.

While near drowning and drowning accidents / incidents can happen, it is important for parents and those responsible for the supervision of children to put safety measures in place to prevent these incidents from taking place. If a child is near to any body of water, supervision is key because, in some cases, the curious child can get over or around a barrier and into the water.

You can read more about the challenges of injuries caused by near drowning incidents at Dealing with Injuries from Near Drowning Incidents.