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Baby-Related Defective Product Lawsuits

babyChildren are our most precious resource. In order to keep them safe, you necessarily have to depend on other people to do their part, including manufacturers of products that you use for your baby. You trust that the manufacturers have adequately designed, tested, labeled, and manufactured their products to ensure your baby’s safety, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Although product recalls help, they are sometimes not soon enough to protect your child.

If your baby has been injured as a result of a recalled or defective product, the product liability lawyers at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, can investigate the situation and determine whether there is potential liability on the part of the manufacturer. To learn more, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Types of Baby Products Commonly Subjected to Recalls

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, baby-related products make up a large portion of recalled products. Some commonly-recalled types of products include:

  • Cribs and bassinets
  • Play yards
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Baby medicine
  • Baby formula

These products are recalled for the dangers they pose to babies. The dangers range from minor to severe and may include:

  • Strangulation
  • Choking
  • Suffocation
  • Poisoning
  • Exposure to harmful substances (like lead or other heavy metals)
  • Entrapment
  • Falling
  • Fire and burns
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Death

If your baby has suffered an injury which you believe may be due to a recalled ordefective baby product, it is important that you act promptly. Please see our What to Do If Your Baby Has Been Hurt by a Defective Product page for more information.

Why File a Defective Product Lawsuit

If your baby has been injured by a recalled or dangerous product, you may be reluctant to file a product liability lawsuit. After all, you may think that the lawsuit cannot undo the damage that has been done. However, there are many good reasons to file a defective product lawsuit.

You are probably facing additional medical expenses as a result of your child’s injury, and you may also need to take time off from work as a result. A lawsuit can help cover your expenses and make it easier for you to get your life back to normal.

Filing a defective product lawsuit can help publicize that defective products pose serious dangers to children and can be a mechanism to gain the manufacturer’s attention in an effort to take corrective action. Your lawsuit may be an important step in protecting someone else’s baby.

Your lawsuit may save even more babies by making product manufacturers accept the real costs of their negligence. The majority of manufacturers of baby products are in the industry to make money. Showing them that they cannot make money by selling defective and dangerous products helps to control the number of these products on the market and encourages companies to act quickly when they become aware of unanticipated dangers.

Why Choose Schlichter, Bogard & Denton for Your Defective Product Lawsuit

Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP are trial attorneys who have aggressively litigated cases against Fortune 500 companies, as well as other large corporations. We have a history of success in obtaining verdicts and settlements in favor of our clients. We use our extensive experience and resources to achieve results for our clients. To learn more about our firm and how we can help you, please schedule a free initial consultation today.

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