The recent loss of a toddler girl due to drowning in El Paso, Texas, added to the year of tragedy suffered by residents in El Paso County. According to the KDBC 4 news website, this incident of the 4-year-old girl’s drowning in her family’s backyard pool is the seventh child drowning incident in 2009 for El Paso County. Among the children lost this year was one-year-old Jacquelynn Holt, who drowned in a bathtub at her parents’ house on August 7. Her father reportedly left the room for 3 to 5 minutes to check Ebay on his computer and, when he returned, found her face down in the tub and not breathing. Although she was put on life support at the hospital, she did not survive the tragic accident. Doctors diagnosed her with anoxic brain injury, which results from a lack of oxygen to the brain, and they estimated that she went without breathing for 30 to 40 minutes from the time of the accident to her arrival at the hospital.
Drowning accidents can lead to serious or even fatal injuries, often due to the lack of oxygen to the brain. Regardless of the cause of brain injury, child injury attorney Chris Keane works as an advocate for children who suffer brain injuries from abuse, accidents, sports, or other incidents that resulted from someone’s negligence. If your child has sustained a head or brain injury and you have questions for a child brain injury lawyer, contact Chris Keane for free answers concerning your unique situation. The Keane Law Firm will provide you with the resources, help finding medical experts, and support your child needs following such a serious injury. Keane can also discuss ways he can assist you if you are dealing with an incident of wrongful death.
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