Companies that manufacture products intended to be used by infants and small children tend to understand that there are significant risks involved with being a part of this market. Enormous retailers also tend to understand this reality, which is why so many products that are intended for use by very young people are recalled due to safety concerns. While these recalls doubtlessly prevent injuries and fatalities, they do not prevent every possible instance where a child is badly hurt. This notion was reinforced recently when news broke of a $260 million lawsuit that was filed against Toys “R” Us.
Below you will find a brief overview of this injury lawsuit, why it was filed, what happened to lead to this step being taken and the damage that was done as a result of the incident in question. You will also find a brief synopsis as to why it can be difficult for individual consumers to take on large corporations in the legal world. Anyone who has been harmed by a product needs to obtain the help of experienced California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
The Toys “R” Us Lawsuit – A Brief Summary
Recently, a defective products lawsuit was filed in New York after a 16-month-old boy was pushing the stroller of his older sister when it suddenly rolled away from him and tipped back toward him as the boy stumbled and fell forward. The Graco stroller had hook-shaped handles, and the boy fell directly onto one of these handles. Sadly, that handle impaled the boy’s right eye. The boy lost the eye as a result of the accident. The boy underwent multiple surgeries that removed the damaged eye and replaced it with a prosthetic.
Basically, the lawsuit that was filed against Toys “R” Us is using what is known as the defective design theory for products liability. Court documents indicate that the stroller’s center of gravity, weight distribution and wheel base are such that the product presents a risk of injury because of its tendency to tip when only a slight amount of force is applied to the handles. The claim is being filed against Toys “R” Us because the family has already agreed to a confidential settlement with Graco.
Defective Products Lawsuits
When corporations deal in risky markets, they not only understand this risk but how to protect themselves from liability. That’s why families who suffer when a product causes serious injuries will soon find themselves dealing with a team of defense attorneys whose job is to protect their clients. Simply put, a consumer facing this type of roster of professionals is often a mismatch.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, you need to level the playing field by obtaining the help of California defective products lawyers who have been standing up for the rights of consumers for many years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.