Button Batteries in New York Pose Choking Risk to Children

December 19, 2011 – In a report from MLive, button batteries, which are found in toys and greeting cards, pose a choking risk to children. If your child has been injured from a defective product, seek legal counsel to file a claim.  These coin-sized batteries are used to help power some toys including remote-control devices as well as in musical greeting cards. Not only do they pose a choking risk, as they can easily be swallowed by a small child, but there’s an additional danger.  Electrical currents can be set off when the battery becomes lodged in a child’s throat. This can lead to burn injuries. There have been several cases over the past 2 years when the button batteries were lodged in a child’s esophagus and they caused burns through their esophagus and trachea.  Holes in the trachea can lead to liquids or foods getting into the airway, which leads to wheezing and coughing.  Additionally, button batteries can burn through the trachea into the child’s blood vessels, which can cause excessive bleeding and even death. Experts indicate that if a parent suspects their child has swallowed a button battery, they should be immediately taken to an emergency room. If your child was seriously injured by a dangerous product, you may wish to seek legal counsel. A New York dangerous product attorney can determine if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.

Contacting a New York Dangerous Product Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a dangerous product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous product claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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