Babies that walk or run with a bottle, pacifier or a sippy cup are at increased risk for injury. Researchers estimate that over 45,000 emergency room visits between 1991 and 2010 in children under 3 years old were because of injuries related to these products. “A lot of parents baby-proof their house but don’t ever think about the possibility of an injury related to these products,” said Sarah Keim, a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and lead author of the study.
HealthDay reports that two-thirds of the injuries were related to a bottle and 86 percent of the injuries involved a fall. Twenty percent of the injuries involved pacifiers.These types of injuries usually involved babies under the age of 1 and led to bruising and dental damage.
Parents can prevent injuries with these products by staying in the same room with their infants once they become mobile.
If your infant or toddler has been injured by a pacifier, bottle or sippy cup, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the defective product lawyers at The Eichholz Law Firm to discuss your legal options.
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