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Aspiration and the risk of pneumonia

Posted on December 4, 2014 2:38 pm under Defective Child Care Products

Children exposed to choking hazards, such as dangerous toys, are at highest risk of a type of pneumonia called aspiration pneumonia. It occurs when the aspirated foreign material lodged into the lungs and caused swelling and infection.

Children with aspiration pneumonia may experience some of these symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bluish skin due to lack of oxygen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Productive cough with greenish or dark phlegm, sometimes with streak of blood or pus

Pneumonia may lead to other serious health conditions that can ultimately lead to death. Among them are extremely low blood pressure, lung failure, sepsis, and abscess in the lungs.

If your child has been exposed to choking and aspiration hazards due to a defective toy in Wisconsin, seek the help of a defective toys attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® who knows well how to advocate for your child’s rights. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn about the wide range of legal options available for you.