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Dangers of Drowning in Bathtubs to Toddlers – Importance of Supervision

By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Authorities in La Crosse County, Michigan, are investigating the death of a 15-month-old toddler. The toddler is suspected to have drowned in the bathtub of his home in the Town of Campbell, Michigan. Authorities arrived to the home after the father of the toddler reported that his child had possibly drowned in the bathtub. First responders to the scene found the child unresponsive. Although attempts were made to revive the toddler, the child was pronounced dead at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center. If you would like to read more on this incident please see 15-month-old reportedly drowns in bathtub.

Today, most homes come equipped with a bathtub. However, parents fail to realize that even a small amount of water can be quite dangerous for smaller children. Bathtub drownings are still extensively reported. Every time a child is near or around water, the child should be constantly supervised. Other safety precautions can be taken as well. For example, when a tub is not being used, drain it.