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Filing a Defective Product Claim in Pennsylvania for Defective Children’s Furniture

When a defective or dangerous product causes serious injuries, then you could be entitled to compensation through a defective product claim in Pennsylvania. To understand your legal rights and the options that are available, it is best to consult with a dangerous product lawyer in Philadelphia.

It is not unreasonable to assume that a product designed for children is going to be safe. However, the reality is that many children's products, including cribs and other furniture, are manufactured with defects.
These defects can lead to serious, even fatal, injuries.

Defects in Cribs or Children's Furniture

In the past few years, the spotlight has been on the danger of drop-side cribs, many of which have been recalled. It has finally led to the ban of these cribs.
Not only are drop-side cribs no longer going to be made, but it is also illegal to buy, sell or donate them. They cannot be used in hotels or daycare centers.

Many children have been seriously or fatally injured as a result of becoming entrapped. Entrapment in a drop-side crib can then lead to strangulation or suffocation.

However, drop-side cribs are not the only concern for parents and caregivers of young children. Other types of children's furniture can be defective and lead to injuries as well.

Some of the other defects in cribs or children's furniture that can cause injuries include:

  • instability;
  • loose screws;
  • sharp edges;
  • missing hardware; and
  • lead paint. 

Liability for these and other defects could be found with the manufacturer, engineer, designer, retailer or anyone else involved in the making or selling of dangerous cribs or children's furniture.

Compensation in a Defective Product Claim in Pennsylvania

If you plan on filing a defective product claim, you could receive compensation for the damages your child and family has suffered.
Damages can include not only the physical injuries suffered but emotional injuries as well.

Some of the types of compensation that may be available are as follows:

  • medical expenses (current and future);
  • lost wages (when parent is unable to work in order to care for child);
  • pain and suffering;
  • disability;
  • disfigurement;
  • reduced quality of life;
  • burial/funeral expenses (in the event of death); and
  • mental anguish. 

To understand the options you and your family have after your child has been injured by a defective crib or children's furniture, you should immediately speak with a dangerous product lawyer in Philadelphia.

Help after Being Injured by a Defective Crib or Children's Furniture

If your child has been severely injured by a defective crib or children's furniture, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a dangerous product lawyer in Philadelphia today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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