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According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, for every child that drowns, another four children are hospitalized for near-drowning. For every near drowning-related hospital admission, another four children receive treatment in an emergency room. Of the children admitted for a near drowning, 15-percent die and another 20-percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disability.
We recommend parents to never leave their child unattended while in the water. Also, never ask another child to watch after your child. These tips along with others can help to prevent swimming pool drownings and save lives.
If your child has suffered injury or has drowned in a swimming pool accident, call our Bowling Green swimming pool accident lawyers. If the swimming pool accident was caused by improper safety conditions at the pool, or by the negligent care of another person, you may be able to file a legal claim.