What Are the Risks and Dangers of Medications to Children at Day Care Centers, Schools, and Homes?


A common item in most schools, day care centers, and homes put children at risk for serious personal injuries and even death in some instances. It is the medicine cabinet, container, drawer, or bottle. Tragically, children are the unfortunate victims of accidental overdoses of medication which, in turn, require emergency medical care and result in serious injuries or death. While over the past 40 years, the number of deaths from medication poisonings have decreased – the number of incidents of child poisonings have increased.

Because of the significant risks presented by medication poisoning, it is important for parents, babysitters, day care center providers, teachers, and other caregivers to safeguard medications. It is estimated that over 160 children are seen in emergency rooms every day for medication poisoning incidents. It is especially important to safeguard medications from young children who can mistake medication for candy in some instances. See also Up and Out of the Way – Keep Medications Out of the Reach of Children.

When a child is injured as a result of the negligence of a school, day care center, or other person, a parent is often faced with the challenges of medical bills, medical treatment, and other issues. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Homeowner’s Insurance, Damages / Compensation and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. While no book is a substitute for legal representation, the book has some helpful information for parents and other concerned persons when a child suffers injuries as a result of the negligence or fault of a school, day care center, government, or other person.

When a child is injured as a result of the negligence of another person, a parent often times will need the services of a Florida Child Injury Attorney to seek compensation and damages for the injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. have been representing injured children and their families since 1957. At Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. the attorneys are On Your Side – At Your Side.

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