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Recent Posts in Drowning & Near-Drowning Category

  • Water Safety: Preventing Drowning Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Jun-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Summer is here, and many in the DC metro area are cooling off by jumping in the water. If you and your loved ones are enjoying water activities this summer, we would like to remind you about the importance of keeping yourself and your children safe. Drowning accidents happen all the time – at private and public pools, bathtubs, the beach, and other places where water is ...
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  • Toddler Drowns in Backyard Pool at Home Day Care in DC

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Jun-2017

    By: Joseph Cammarata A 2-year-old boy died Tuesday after he was found in a small backyard pool at a home day care center in Washington, DC. Although the official cause of death is still under investigation, the Metropolitan Police Department has stated it was likely an unintentional drowning. Officials report that the boy was found shortly before noon on Tuesday, June 13 at a residence located in ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Water Safety This Summer

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Jul-2014

    Before you pack up and head to the beach or pool this summer you may want to brush up on a few summer safety tips. Drowning is the number two cause of accidental death for children under the age of 15. It is second only to car accidents. Studies have estimated that of the 750 children who drown each year, approximately 375 will drown within 25 yards of a parent or caretaker. Part of the problem is ...
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  • How Can I Keep My Baby Safe From Drowning?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-Jul-2013

    Summertime is in full swing and pool parties are being thrown left and right. Having a young infant or small child in the vicinity of pools that may be attended by a distracted parent can cause a great deal of stress. While water safety should always be diligently practiced, parents can now use a new tool called Infant Self Rescue (ISR). ISR classes teach children as young as six months that if ...
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  • A Safe Summer Camp Requires a Well-Run Waterfront

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 30-Jun-2008

    As previously reported in this blog, one of the leading causes of injuries and death to children are drownings and near-drownings. Accordingly, parents should be certain that the system established at the summer camp to which they are sending their children is adequate in concept, fully implemented and supervised appropriately. Basic elements of pool safety require the following: 1. Each child ...
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  • Drownings of Children Under the Age of Five Increase

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 25-Jun-2008

    There is a reported increase in the average number of drowning deaths in pools and spas among children under five years of age elevating concerns of the use of cheap, inflatable pools that do not have the added safety measures of stationery pools with fences and alarms. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has revealed that pool drowning fatalities of children under 5 have increased over recent ...
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