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Common Choking Hazards

While choking is most frequently associated with infants and toddlers, every year hundreds of adults suffer from fatal choking accidents. Choking occurs when any substance or item gets lodged in the throat, blocking the airway of that individual. By knowing what the most potentially dangerous choking hazards are, you are better able to protect yourself and those you love.

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a choking accident due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation for your suffering. Contact Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer Pete Leehey today at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your options from a talented and experienced attorney.

Common Choking Hazards for Adults

Almost any substance that is small or sticky can get lodged in the throat, creating a choking situation. However, the following items and substances are more likely to cause choking accidents for adults than others.

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bread
  • Ice
  • Hot dogs or sausages
  • Chips and pretzels
  • Small candies
  • Chewing gum

Any of these commonly consumed and used items can cause serious injuries when they become stuck in an individual’s throat.

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When an accident happens due to the negligence of an individual or entity, they must be held accountable for their faulty decision making. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a choking accident caused by another, Cedar Rapids personal injury attorney Pete Leehey would like to help. Contact our office today at (319) 294-4424 to get started on your case.

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