A large number of swimming pool accidents in the U.S. are caused by defective drains, pumps, and filter systems
Swimming Pool Drowning Update 9/13/12: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a press release today stating that at least 137 children under the age of 15 drowned in a pool or spa during the summer 2012 season, which began on Memorial Day (May 28) and ended on Labor Day (Sept. 3). In addition to the fatalities, another 168 children required emergency medical treatment for accidents that occurred in pools and spas during that period. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the problem?
Unfortunately, drowning is the second leading cause of death among children under 14 years of age, and is a real danger for young children that live near unsecured pools. Defective swimming pool drains, unfenced swimming pools, and inadequately monitored swimming rides can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injuries and even death.
Consumer safety groups and organizations including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have become aware of the many dangers posed by defectively designed and roped pools, and have issued several safety warnings about the importance of pool safety.
Additionally, there have been an increasing number of stories in the news where defective swimming pool drains have caused serious injuries to small children. These defective pool and spa drain accidents have caused several children to have been seriously injured or killed due to having body parts entrapped by the drain of a swimming pool, wading pool, or spa. Under normal working conditions, pipes leading from a pool’s drain, or into the pool’s pumps, draw water from the pool to create suction. If something blocks the normal function of a pool drain, the amount of suction can increase as the pump draws water past the obstruction. This increased suction can entrap a small child or person, causing the individual to be held underwater, which often leads to brain damage or hypoxia. In extreme situations, defective drains in wading pools have caused a child sitting on the drain outlet to be disemboweled by extreme suction.
Do I have a Defective Swimming Pool Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Premise Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in swimming pool accident lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.