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Recent Posts About Drowning accidents

  • 5 Risk Factors of Pool Drowning

    When someone is drowning in the movies, Hollywood shows them waving their arms and calling out for help. In reality, drowning doesn’t always look like that. More often than not, a drowning person has decreased mental and lung capacities, so it’s hard for them to show that they’re in trouble ...
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  • Every Pool Owner Should Know This about Insurance

    When looking to beat the summer heat, fewer things feel better than jumping into a refreshing pool. If you’re a parent with a pool, then you’ve earned your title of “Coolest Parent on the Block” fair and square, but you may not realize how your responsibility increased because of it. What are the Premises Liability Rules? When people enter your property, you have the responsibility of making sure ...
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  • Summer Means More ER Visits for Children

    As spring moves into summer, children and teens head outside to bike, play sports and be active. By June each year, pediatric doctors typically treat double the patients as they do in the winter months. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the most dangerous activities and how to prevent brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Injuries start ...
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  • Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how personal injury cases are argued against cruise lines. Both ships have docked in the U.S., one in San Diego and the other in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after massive outbreaks of norovirus. ...
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  • NFL Commercials Highlights Importance of Household Accidents

    During the Super Bowl last night, a controversial commercial for Nationwide Insurance captured the attention of viewers throughout the country. Some were outraged by the ad, which is narrated by a little boy explaining all the things he will miss in live because he died in an accident. Although the ad angered many people, it highlights a supremely important issue that is too often overlooked: ...
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  • Four Drowning Deaths in Chicago Last Weekend – And How to Help Prevent Them

    The weekend of June 13th, 2014, four Chicago children died from drowning, ages three to nine years old. In Chicago and most of the Midwest, there are only a handful of summer months and – rightfully so – families do their best to make the best of warm weather. Unfortunately, this makes children vulnerable to drowning and pool accidents, which can be deadly. Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & ...
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  • Boy Nearly Drowns at Chicago South Side Pool

    Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that an 11-year-old boy was hospitalized recently after nearly drowning at a pool in Avalon Park on Chicago’s South Side; fortunately, the boy is alive and doing well at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. One of the boy’s friends told the Sun-Times that he was in the deep end of the pool when water got into his mouth and ...
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  • The Unexpected Signs of Drowning

    Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recently reported that Memorial Day Weekend marked the beginning of increased drowning risks in children. A recent article in Slate illuminated the fact that drowning often does not look like the drowning we see in movies and television: in reality, drownings are silent, motionless, and can happen in a matter of seconds. The Slate article begins ...
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  • Autism Community Mourns Three Deaths from Drowning in One Week

    Drowning accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm regret to report that three American autistic children drowned during the last week of May 2013, highlighting the need for improved research and protection against autistic elopement. Elopement refers to the tendency for people with impaired cognitive abilities (such as seniors with dementia or children with autism) to wander away from homes ...
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  • Memorial Day Weekend Marks Start of Increased Drowning Risk

    Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that Memorial Day Weekend, though the unofficial start of summer and a time to celebrate the end of school, also brings an increased risk of child drowning. Pool, lake, and beach parties are favorite ways to celebrate, but parents must remember to stay alert and diligent while children are around water. For children between the ...
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  • Jury Awards $5.75 Million to Families of Dock Workers

    A Mobile, Alabama jury decided in favor of the plaintiffs in a port accident that killed one worker and seriously injured another. Work accidents attorneys help protect worker’s rights by pursuing the incident, identifying the root cause, and ensuring justice is served for the victims. After more than a week of trial, the jury awarded $5.75 million to Edward Purdue, who was seriously injured, and ...
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  • Ohio Supreme Court Allows Civil Lawsuit for City-Owned Pool Injuries

    The Ohio Supreme Court recently made a significant decision regarding pool injury lawsuits in the state. Although state law bars civil lawsuits against local governments, the Court found that the law does not apply to public, city-owned swimming pools. Reports indicate that a young boy broke his knee back in 2006 while diving off the diving board at the Cuyahogs Falls Natatorium swimming pool. The ...
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  • A Little More Alertness Can Prevent Tragic Drowning Accidents

    Our personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm stress that it is important to be alert when you have a child under your care that is near a swimming pool or other body of water. Even a short period of inattention can lead to the loss of a precious life. Given that drowning is one of the top causes for accidental deaths involving young children, it is necessary to be alert and watchful at ...
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  • Summer Weekends Brought Significant Number of Pool Drownings

    Now that fall is underway, our Chicago personal injury lawyer s have an even more accurate picture of the significant number of pool drownings that affected children and families nationwide over the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study that showed summer weekends continue to be the time of year that children and swimmers of all ages are most ...
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  • NYC Elderly Drown in the Rage of Hurricane Sandy

    Superstorm Sandy took its toll on all East Coast residents, and particularly impacted the lives of elderly people in New York City. As the Associated Press is reporting , many elderly residents suffered tragic drowning deaths after refusing to evacuate the city. Flooding triggered by Hurricane Sandy caused most to drown alone in living rooms, bedrooms and basements. One of the examples cited in ...
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  • Family of Drowning Victim Agrees to $2 Million Settlement

    The loss of a child is a cause of great sorrow for the child’s bereaved parents. There are many cases of children drowning in the U.S, and a large majority of them involve a lack of care by adults who are supposed to look after them. A wrongful death lawsuit filed by a drowning victim at a Washington high school swimming pool recently settled for $2 million. The drowning occurred late last year. ...
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  • Toddlers Lose Their Lives in Swimming Pool Drownings

    Our personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm advise parents to take necessary safety precautions to protect their children from deadly pool drownings. Pools can be a dangerous place, particularly when children are not properly supervised or pool owners fail to equip the pool with adequate safety equipment. In Florida, 14-month-old twin toddlers were only out of their parents’ sight for ...
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  • Fatal Pool Drowning Highlights Need for Pool Safety

    Pool drowning lawyers are alarmed at the amount of recent drowning deaths involving small children across the United States. Proper supervision and safety precautions can prevent many of these tragic incidents. The Sacramento Bee recently reported a drowning episode that led to the death of a 3-year-old South Florida boy. According to public safety officials, the boy was visiting his grandmother’s ...
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