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Medical Examiner Reports that Child at Day Care Center Died as a Result of Strangulation on a Toy

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In day care centers and schools, it is vital for children to have consistent supervision. There is a risk of injury inside and outside of the classroom. This is especially true since children have poor safety awareness and do not recognize the risk of danger. When there is a problem or complication, children often times have poor problem solving skills and can make bad situations worse.

In Denver, Colorado, the medical examiner / coroner reported that a child died as a result of strangulation on a toy. The Officer of the Medical Examiner concluded that the death of Jeremiah Saunders (1 year old) was an accident. See <a href="http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=170913&catid=339" By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Colorado and other States, day care centers have a duty to maintain a safe environment for children. Toys should be selected based on the age group of the child. Even if a toy is deemed appropriate for a certain age group, supervision is still necessary to make sure that the child does not misuse the toy and to make sure that the toy as used and played with does not pose a danger to the child.