A 16-month-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool in the Sterling Hill community.
Paramedics from the Hernando County Fire Rescue and Spring Hill Fire Rescue responded to the Spring Hill home just before 5 p.m. and rushed the boy to Oak Hill Hospital.
As of now, no additional information regarding the boy’s condition is available.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people across the U.S. die in drowning accidents every day. Of these deaths, every two are children under the age of 15. Sadly, unintentional drowning deaths particularly affect young children. In fact, unintentional drowning is the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 14.
Near drowning accidents can result in serious injuries that may involve a lengthy recovery period or permanent disability. These types of accidents can be particularly difficult for a victim and a family to go through, especially when the person injured is a young child. Nearly drowning can lead to problems in the respiratory system as well as mild to severe brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen. After someone you love suffers injuries in a near drowning accident in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Ridge Manor, Weeki Wachee, Hernando Beach or Masaryktown, you should seek the help of the Hernando County Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton. We can offer you and your family the support and guidance needed so that you can recover the monetary compensation necessary to provide your loved one with the appropriate medical care now and in the future.
Near drowning accidents are usually the result of someone’s negligence, such as property owners, equipment manufacturers, management and maintenance staff. However, these cases can be complex and also involve premises liability or product liability. Our team of capable attorneys can work with medical experts, safety experts and accident reconstructionists to help hold any responsible parties accountable for their carelessness. While we cannot go back and prevent the accident from ever occurring, we can help you gain a sense of closure by making sure you receive the fair settlement you and your loved ones are entitled to.
If you or someone you love was injured in a near drowning accident in Hernando County, contact the Hernando County Swimming Pool Accident & Drowning Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call our Spring Hill office at 1-352-666-2121.