Aspiration is the lodging of a foreign body along the air passage. Some cases of aspiration have been associated with defectively designed or manufactured toys, where components detach and choke children who play with it.
During aspiration, doctors may perform rigid bronchoscopy to remove the foreign object. Rigid bronchoscopy involves inserting a long, hollow tube called bronchoscope inside the mouth and into the airway to see what the lodged object is. The bronchoscope will then be used to suction the lodged object out of the airway.
Because this invasive procedure involves the use of anesthesia, muscle pain and a change in blood pressure might be felt. Bleeding, infection, breathing disorders, and heart rhythm abnormalities may also occur during or after the procedure.
Dealing with the repercussions and the hefty medical costs brought about by aspiration due to a defective toy can be very overwhelming. You don’t have to face all of these alone. A defective toy attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe your family deserves. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more about the possibility of taking legal action against the toy manufacturer involved.