A 22-month-old baby is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a fall from a window on the second story of a building in Martha Lake. Martha Lake is a community west of Mill Creek and northeast of Lynnwood.
According to the report in The Seattle Times, this child fell through a window that had a screen in place. Often, parents have a false sense of security when screens are in place but screens are not strong enough when a child leans against it.
Annually, Harborview Medical Center treats between 50-60 children in the greater Seattle area for falls from windows. These small patients are nick named “window jumpers.”
Falls from windows can result in severe head injuries, brain injuries and often death.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent accident victims and their families including those with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.