(800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544

We know what it takes to win.

New Study Finds Increase in Food Choking Injuries

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on July 30, 2013

New Study Finds Increase in Food Choking InjuriesIf your child chokes on food it can lead to injuries or even death, and choking happens more often than you would think. A new study shows that from 2001 to 2009, more than 12,000 children were treated each year in U.S. emergency departments for injuries from choking on food, which is around 34 children each day.

The type of food that causes the most choking are hard candies, followed by other candy, meat, and bones. Hot dogs, seeds and nuts are also dangerous since they are more likely to block your child’s airway or are harder to chew, which can lead to more serious choking.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has many procedures in place to protect children from non-food related choking incidents, but the CPSC doesn’t have the same regulations in place to protect children from choking on food. The researchers recommend the following to help prevent choking among children in the U.S.:

  • Placing warning labels on foods that pose a high choking risk
  • Changing the design of foods consumed by children to reduce the risk of choking
  • Developing public awareness campaigns to educate parents about the danger of food-related choking among children

To help protect your children from choking, it’s important to never give children under the age of five hard candies, always cut up fruits and vegetables into small pieces and never leave children unsupervised while eating.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a choking incident or food poisoning due to a negligent company, you deserve justice and compensation. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today to set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

Related Articles:

If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.

Office Location

The Law Office of WT Johnson
901 Main Street
Suite 6551
Dallas, Texas 75202

Toll Free: (800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544
Click for directions

Connect With Us

Copyright & Disclaimer

The Law Office of WT Johnson Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Texas.

© 2019 by The Law Office of WT Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap