Dangerous Child Products that can Cause SuffocationSuffocation is another major risk from a dangerous child product. While a specific product may not be dangerous, such as a pillow or blanket in a baby’s crib, its use could lead to suffocation.
Suffocation can occur when the defective child product is the crib itself. When there is space between the mattress and crib slats, suffocation can result. The general rule is that an adult should not be able to fit more than 2 fingers between the mattress and crib slats.
Other items that could lead to suffocation from a dangerous child product include:
- plastic bags;
- toy chests with lids;
- stuffed toys; and
- bumper pads in a crib.
Liability in a Dangerous Child Product ClaimIf a defective child product leads to a child’s injuries, you may be eligible to file a dangerous child product claim. Determining liability can be complicated when more than one party is involved, which is why you need the experience and legal knowledge of a Chicago product liability attorney.
A Chicago product liability attorney understands product liability laws and who may be held liable for your child’s injuries, which can include anyone involved in the making or selling of a defective child product. Some dangerous child product claims are made even more complicated when liable companies are located outside the United States.
Parties that may be held liable in a dangerous child product claim can include the:
- distributor; and
A Chicago product liability attorney can evaluate your case to determine whether you have a valid claim. An attorney can examine the defective child product in question and acquire your child’s medical records in efforts to build a solid case.
Contact a Chicago Product Liability Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express fault to the court. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.