Dozens of Injuries Are Reported at Chesapeake Trampoline Park
Kids may enjoy jumping on trampolines but a spate of accidents has led parents and doctors alike to question the safety of a park in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Recently the Virginian-Pilot ran an article about the proliferation of “extreme-sport” trampoline parks in a safe controlled environment.
However, the downside appears to be a proliferation of injuries. Kathryn Keck, told the Pilot her 4-year-old son broke his leg last month at Cloud9Trampoline Park in Chesapeake. It was one of 70 reported injuries at the facility since it opened last November, the Pilot reported.
The owners of Cloud9 said, although there are risks in any sport, they are minimized by rules and the level of supervision at the park. They pointed out almost 77,000 people had used the facility since it was opened.
However, hundreds of injuries related to trampolines have been reported at the emergency room of Chesapeake General Hospital, the closest emergency room to the facility. At least 380 injured people were treated last year, mainly minor sprains and sprains. It’s not known how many were related to Cloud9.
Concerns over the facility have raised questions about the safety of trampolines. In a 2012 report, the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged pediatricians to “actively discourage recreational trampoline use.”
If you or your child has been hurt at a facility, you may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit for injuries you have sustained. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.077. See our resources about injuries to children in Virginia.