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It's Pool Season. Be Safe!

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Children's Safety Network, the leading cause of death of Arizona children ages one to four is drowning and the Center for Disease Control ranks Arizona second in the nation for child drowning. Virtually all child drowning can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

First, and most important, is constant direct adult supervision. If a pool is anywhere nearby, taking your eyes off of a toddler for 2 seconds can result in tragedy. Even if your kids are older, drowning prevention requires that you keep a constant eye on them when they are in or around any pool, even a public pool with a lifeguard.

Second, there must be an adequate barrier around any pool, spa, or hot tub. State law and local ordinances require barriers five feet high with openings no larger than 4 inches in diameter. Gates and doors with pool access must be self locking.

Third, swimming classes for your children and CPR classes for you and your children will help keep your kids safe.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

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