Higginbotham: Avoid Trauma by Toys

November 29, 2016

Eric HigginbothamWith the holiday gift-giving season coming quickly, the Seton Healthcare Family made sure parents are aware of the potential dangers posed by children’s toys.

In 2015, more than 250,000 children were treated in emergency departments across the U.S. for toy-related injuries. Boys encountered more than half of those injuries. Accidents do happen, and whether a child swallows a battery or suffers a hard fall, it’s important to seek medical care immediately.

“I’m the last person you want to see on Christmas morning,” said Dr. Eric Higginbotham, emergency department medical director at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. “But unfortunately year after year, toy-related injuries are still a thing, especially around the holidays.”

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About Emergency Service Partners, L.P.

Founded in 1988, Emergency Service Partners, L.P. is a physician practice management group specializing in hospital emergency departments (EDs). The physician-owned and physician-managed partnership serves more than 35 EDs across Texas. In addition, ESP provides pulmonary, intensive care, sleep medicine, hospitalist, and ob/gyn hospitalist services in Central Texas.