Swimming pool drains are used to help regulate water levels in a pool as well as pull water through the filtering system to get cleaned. While drains are necessary, they can cause serious injuries if they are improperly regulated. Overly powerful drains can lead to entrapment and disembowelment under water.
Property owners are responsible for regulating the suction power of their pool drains so that these devices do not cause harm to swimmers. If you or someone you love has been hurt due to a swimming pool drain, you have the right to fight back against this terrible act of negligence. To discuss your case, contact a knowledgeable Appleton premises liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Recently, several people have suffered disembowelment, or evisceration, due to the suction power of swimming pool drains. People who swim near a drain can become trapped in its vortex, and then the force of the drain can cause devastating injuries to internal organs.
Another major problem with swimming pool drains is entrapment. Drain entrapment occurs when the swimming pool drain catches a person’s hair or clothing, pulling the person down to the bottom of the pool. This can cause drowning as the person may not be able to escape. Even if the drowning is not fatal, the prolonged lack of oxygen can cause permanent brain damage.
If you have suffered due to swimming pool disembowelment or drain entrapment, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with your medical bills and other expenses. Contact a tenacious Appleton premises liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.