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Leading Cause of Injury to Children Completely Preventable

With choking being the leading cause of injury to children and also a leading cause of death in children under four, some may think an accident such as choking “just happens.” In all actuality, choking is very preventable.

Choking can happen by food, toys or any common item small enough to swallow. Food is the most common item for children to choke on, especially hard candy, meat and bones. Hot dogs, seeds and nuts also cause thousands of hospitalizations every year. Doctors recommend children should not eat solid foods before they’re four months old and hard candies, gum, or large pieces of fruits and veggies until they’re five years old.

To help prevent a choking accident in your household, follow these rules:

  • Avoid toys that are a choking hazard. Buy toys with unmovable and tightly fastened parts.
  • Encourage children to chew food thoroughly.
  • Don’t let children run or play with food, such as a lollipop, in their mouth.
  • Never leave a small child alone while eating.
  • Always read manufacturer labels to determine if the product may be a choking hazard.

Educate care givers, such as babysitters, other family members and school personnel on the risks associated with choking hazards.

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas personal injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.