Medications - Leading Cause of Childhood Accidental Poisoning DeathsSeptember 25, 2012 | Category: Child Injuries | Share
Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations with the mission to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 1 to 14, released a new research report in March, Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids: A Report to the Nation on Safe Medication in which it was reported that "since the late 1970s, the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medications has nearly doubled, from 36% to 64%. The report underscores the challenge of medication-related poisoning among children and offers solutions that will reverse the trends."
"About 165 kids — or roughly four school busloads of children — are seen in emergency rooms for medication-related treatment every day in the U.S.,” said Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “Every one of those trips was preventable. We can and must do better.”
Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Ft. Myers, FL encourages anyone around children to "do better" by reading the report and visiting:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention site - http://www.cdc.gov/Features/MedicationStorage/
- Up and Away - http://www.upandaway.org/
- Safe Kids Worldwide - Lee/Collier County http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/coalitions/lee-collier-county.html
"Together we CAN meet this challenge and reverse the trend."
If you need assistance on this or any potential personal injury or wrongful death matter, please contact us at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. specializing in personal injury and wrongful death.
Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.