Poorly designed or manufactured products pose a risk of injury to all consumers but it is especially worrisome when a product defect is the cause of a serious injury to a child. It is the responsibility of any company responsible for the sale of defective products to provide compensation to victims for the reimbursement of medical bills and the cost of any ongoing care and pain and suffering that results from injuries caused by the company’s products. Forcing companies to account for the injuries their products cause is the best way to protect other consumers who may also endure the same troubles you are encountering if the company is not motivated to changes its policies and product designs.
Products that May Cause Injury to Children
Children are more prone to catastrophic injuries due to the fact that they are still in the process of growing and developing. For this reason, it is important to be sure that any product that you purchase for your child is safe. The types of products known to cause injury due to manufactural defects, poor design and low quality materials include the following.
- Cribs. Defective cribs can cause numerous injuries to newborn babies if the children become trapped between slats, fall from the crib or are suffocated by materials that are left with them inside of the crib.
- Strollers. Recent stroller recalls have followed cases of severe injuries due to defective hinges and poor designs which have resulted in the amputation of fingers and hands and the suffocation and entrapment of children.
- Car Seats. Defective car seats can fail to provide the protection they were intended to and may pose an additional hazard if the defect poses the risk of strangulation, suffocation or entrapment of the child in the seat.
- Toys. Poorly designed and labeled toys harm countless children each year. Small parts can pose choking hazards, but other dangers include sharp edges, packaging that could suffocate a child and electrical elements that could burn or injure your child.
Product Liability Lawsuits on Behalf of Injured and Disabled Children
Whenever a flaw in product design or the use of low quality materials causes a product to harm a consumer or fail to perform its intended purpose, the consumer may file a lawsuit to recover damages in the form of medical bills, ongoing care, pain and suffering and additional financial loss if the injuries result in loss of income or diminished quality of life. The value of your case is determined by evaluating the initial cost of medical care and the probable and potential costs that you will need to incur in the future.
It can be difficult to determine the true value of a child product liability case because the while the injuries sustained may affect the child’s growth and development and result in diminished quality of life; the potential loss of the child’s income in the future and cost of future medical care are uncertain. The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have access to professionals in the medical field as well as economists who can help determine the fair value of these types of lawsuits so that you are able to seek the appropriate amount of compensation from the company responsible for your child’s injuries.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and to take the first steps toward recovering the compensation that you are entitled to. We will evaluate the details of your case, perform our own investigation into the matter and then advise you on whether you have a solid case and how best to proceed. We will also let you know exactly what you can expect from the process of litigation and from us as your legal representation from the very first step through the negotiation of a settlement or the presentation of your case before the court.
Our child product liability attorneys only get paid when we’ve collected damages on your behalf, and you will never be expected to pay an upfront fee or retainer for our services. Should we be unable to secure compensation on your behalf then our services, advice and time will all be at no cost to you.