This evening, a 3-year-old Woburn boy was submerged underwater in a swimming pool and lost his life. Woburn law enforcement officials were dispatched to the boy’s home on Marlbourough Road close to 5:00 p.m. in response to a 911 report about a child that could not be located.
When the officers arrived at the home, they learned the boy had been missing for over an hour. When the police entered the property, the boy’s body was located in the swimming pool behind the house. There was nothing on top of the pool, and it contained foliage but was not full to the top with water.
The toddler was not conscious when retrieved from the pool. He was immediately transported to Burlington’s Lahey Hospital where he was officially declared dead at 9 p.m due to drowning.
According to the Massachusetts State Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the boy was likely in the pool for quite some time. Due to the toddler’s age, his identity will remain private. There is an ongoing investigation.
Swimming Pool Drowning Lawsuits
The most common reason for death among children in the first four years of life is drowning. One fifth of children who drown are younger than fourteen years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Due to the potential risks around swimming pools, homeowners face serious potential of personal injury lawsuits if injury occurs on their premises in the pool. The family of a victim who drowns in the pool can file a lawsuit against the pool owner for monetary compensation. This is known as a Massachusetts personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. It requires a personal injury attorney who is experienced in the wrongful death legal process of Massachusetts, like the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman. Contact us by calling our law offices at (617) 367-2900 for a consultation.
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