Two boys drowned in a swimming pool during a child’s birthday party at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in East Memphis. A witness told WREG News Channel 3 that she was celebrating her own daughter’s 16th birthday as an overnight guest at the hotel when she heard cries for help. The woman’s friend helped administer CPR to a six-year-old boy, who is in critical condition at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. When first responders arrived, they found a seven-year-old boy at the bottom of the pool. The seven-year-old was rushed to Baptist Hospital, where sadly his death was confirmed.
Legal Investigations Show That Most Drowning Deaths Happen at Pool Parties
Pool parties put children at high risk for drowning. Data from Aquatics International shows that ⅓ of drowning lawsuits involving children occur at pool parties. In addition to death, drowning can lead to severe injuries that cause long-term disabilities. Common causes of pool drowning injuries and death include the following.
- Lack of lifeguards or inadequate supervision
- Defective pool equipment such as ladders, drains, steps, diving boards, and slippery tiles
- Lack of proper signage
- Improperly maintained electrical equipment, which can lead to Electric Shock Drowning (ESD)
Pritzker Hageman Swimming Pool Drowning Lawyers Represent Families in Pool Drowning Lawsuits
Swimming pool accidents are devastating and often lead to life-long injuries or even death. At Pritzker Hageman, our swimming pool injury and drowning lawyers represent families whose children were injured or drowned in swimming pool accidents. Our lawyers have won among the largest swimming pool drowning lawsuits in the country, including a wrongful death lawsuit for the family of a young boy who died during a school swimming class.
If your family was affected by a swimming pool drowning, it is important to talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible because laws called “statutes of limitations” may impact the amount of time you have to file a claim. For a free consultation with our legal team, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.