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Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer Helping Families Obtain Justice After an Entanglement Accident With a Dangerous Toy or Product

Entanglement occurs when a person gets their clothing, hair, fingers or other body part stuck in a toy, furniture or equipment. As a result, the child may incur cuts, puncture wounds, amputation, strangulation, suffocation or submersion. In most cases, entanglement could have been avoided had the product been designed, manufactured and installed correctly.

Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. holds manufacturers accountable for injuries caused by their defective products. Our firm has helped the Southwest Florida families of injured children for more than two decades. Our Florida Board Certified civil trial attorney has substantial experience in handling injury cases involving minors and understands the unique issues involved. We have a history of recovering high-dollar products liability settlements from multinational corporations, which has led us to earn membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Risks of Entanglement in Playground Equipment

Playgrounds give children the opportunity to exercise, play and interact. Unfortunately, poorly designed or defectively manufactured play equipment are responsible for thousands of injuries every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 200,000 children younger than 15 years old visit emergency rooms annually for treatment of playground-related injuries. Entanglement is responsible for injuries when:

  • A protrusion, such as a jutting screw, on a slide or ladder catches a hoodie string, loose clothing or skin
  • Netting gaps that are wide enough for a child to insert her head create a strangulation risk
  • Hooks and chains on swing sets catch fingers and clothing

Pool Drowning Resulting from Entrapment

Pools offer respite to children in Southwest Florida’s intense summer heat. However, pools are also the site of most of the 332 drowning deaths that occur every year – twenty percent of whom are children younger than 15. Those who survive accidental underwater submersion often sustain brain injuries caused by cerebral hypoxia or lack of oxygen.

Even children who are strong swimmers are at risk of drowning if they get hair, clothes or skin caught in pool equipment and drains that circulate and clean the water. The federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act requires public pools to fit drains with approved covers to prevent entrapment. Florida law additionally requires a gravity drainage system. Defective covers leave children vulnerable to the powerful suction of pool equipment that put children at risk of entrapment.

Call Our Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Family's Right to Compensation After a Toy Entanglement Accident

Our Fort Myers child injury lawyer holds the manufacturer liable if your child was injured because of entrapment or entanglement in a toy or equipment. Schedule a free consultation with Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. to discuss your child’s options for recovery. Our law firm handles products liability claims throughout Southwest Florida, including in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

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