Overview of Dangerous Toys
What makes a toy dangerous is the potential to cause serious injury to a child. There are certain risk factors that can lead to a child’s injuries from a dangerous toy.
Toys that have the potential to be dangerous or defective usually:
- have sharp edges (can result in cuts);
- are made of flammable material (fire hazard);
- contain small pieces (choking hazard);
- have long strings (strangulation hazard); and
- contain lead (can cause lead poisoning).
Choking and Swallowing Hazards in Dangerous Toys Since children often put things into their mouths, choking injuries are common. A swallowed piece can lodge in a child’s throat, blocking his ability to breathe. Swallowing toy pieces can also lead to intestinal blockage, causing additional medical problems.
Toys containing small pieces pose a risk to children, and are required to contain a warning to consumers about the potential risk. Failure to warn can result in serious injuries, or even death.
Small pieces can break off a toy and pose a risk. A toy may also be mislabeled, indicating that it is appropriate for a certain ages when it is not.
Injuries from Dangerous Toys
Injuries that can result from a dangerous toy include:
- broken bones;
- head trauma; and
- brain damage.
Any of the above injuries can be fatal. A Chicago product liability claim may be filed if your child’s injuries are the result of a defective or dangerous toy. If a product liability claim does not generate the compensation your child deserves, you can seek the help of a Chicago defective product lawyer to file a product liability lawsuit for you.
The ultimate goal of your Chicago product liability claim or lawsuit is to receive compensation for your child’s medical bills, any future medical assistance your child will need, and account for your child’s pain and suffering. A Chicago defective product lawyer will recognize a settlement offer that addresses all your child’s needs.
How a Chicago Defective Product Lawyer Can Help
If your child has been seriously injured as the result of a dangerous or defective toy, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim. A Chicago defective product lawyer can evaluate your case, determine whether a defective product is the cause of your child’s injuries and help you file a product liability claim.
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express degree of fault to the court. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.