What are the legal rights of a parent whose baby was injured by a defective product in Florida?
Daytona Beach, FL—Product manufacturers, especially those that supply items intended for babies are required to meet certain standards to ensure the product is safe for use. If a product manufacturer allows a defective product or one with a flaw in its design to make it onto the market for consumers to purchase and an infant or toddler gets injured, the company may be liable for providing the family with compensation.
When an infant or toddler suffers an injury that was caused by a defective item, a parent may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the maker of the product. Filing a lawsuit may allow them to recover compensation for their child’s pain and suffering, medical expenses, and any other losses they may have incurred as a result of the incident.
Of course, a parent will be required to prove that the product was defective or contained a flaw in its design and that is what caused their child to suffer injuries. Those who are unsure of how to do this or would like assistance can retain a Daytona Beach, FL personal injury attorney to help them.
Examples of Defective Baby Products
There are many products that make it onto the market that are unsafe for infants and toddlers to use. Unfortunately, it is common for consumers to only learn of the dangers associated with using the product after an accident occurs and someone gets hurt as some companies fail to disclose this information.
Some examples of defective baby products that have been sold and either were or are being recalled include:
- Infant bath seat. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a recall was issued for an infant bath seat that failed “to meet the federal safety standard for infant bath seats, including requirements for stability.” The CPSC stated that the seat could potentially tip over while an infant was bathing which posed as a drowning hazard.
- Inclined infant sleep products. Between January 2005 through June 2019, CPSC says it received reports that indicated 1,108 incidents had occurred involving inclined infant sleep products. It also stated that 73 infant deaths were recorded. According to the agency, sleepers with “higher angles do not provide a safe sleep environment for infants.”
Timeline to Sue a Product Manufacturer in Florida
A parent whose child was injured by a defective or dangerous product generally has four years to file a lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer.1 This means that even if the child suffered an injury months ago, their parent may still have the grounds to come forward with their lawsuit.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. Can Help a Parent Get Their Product Liability Lawsuit Filed
If a manufacturer knowingly sold a defective product or failed to warn consumers of one or more dangers associated with using their product and a child suffered serious or fatal injuries, Pappas and Russell, P.A. can determine if their parent has the grounds to sue. The Daytona Beach, FL personal injury attorneys at Pappas and Russell, P.A. will evaluate a parent’s case, determine what it is worth, and will help them fight for a fair and favorable outcome.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is located at:
213 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118