Some view playground injuries as a kind of unfortunate childhood rite of passage.
But in many cases, injuries sustained by children are serious, and it may be necessary to consider legal action.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that of the 200,000 children under 14 rushed to hospital emergency rooms every year for playground injuries, about 45 percent are serious. These involve:
- Internal injuries
- Severe scarring
Death resulting from playground activity is relatively rare, but 150 cases were reported from 1990 to 2000. Most of those were attributed to either strangulation or falls. Continue reading