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My Baby Died Because of a Defective Product. What Can I Do?

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Winnebago County Defective Product AttorneyThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is the government agency tasked with ensuring consumer products are safe. The agency frequently issues product recalls, but tragically, recalls are often not enough to prevent injuries and deaths caused by dangerous or defective products.

If your baby died and you suspect that a defective product was the cause, you may be looking for answers. You may wonder if there is anything you can do to seek justice on behalf of your child and hold the at-fault company responsible for this tragedy.

Unsafe Infant Products and Wrongful Death

Parents trust that products designed for infants are safe for infants. Unfortunately, baby and child products are frequently recalled due to safety hazards. Often, these recalls do not occur fast enough to prevent children from being hurt or killed by the products. Just recently, over 3 million infant loungers were recalled after eight reports of infant suffocation were associated with the lounger.

Defective baby products can lead to choking, suffocation, burns, poisoning, and other deadly consequences. If your child died and you believe a toy, crib, or other product may have been the cause, contact a defective products lawyer for help. An attorney experienced in defective product lawsuits can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your child’s death and help you explore your options. You may be able to file a wrongful death claim and hold the company responsible. Fault for the tragic death may lie with the product manufacturer, designer, distributor, or another party.

Product Liability Claims Are Complex

It can be extremely difficult to prove that a dangerous product caused an infant’s death. Many infant deaths are attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or pre-existing medical problems. Manufacturing companies and other parties are often quick to place the blame for a child’s death on other factors. It takes a strong case backed with compelling evidence to bring a successful wrongful death claim. A product liability lawyer may use documentary evidence like company memos, accident reports, witness statements, and product samples when building a case against a negligent company. Expert witnesses, including medical professionals and engineers, may also provide professional insight into the product’s dangers and the correlation with the infant’s death.

Contact a Rockford Defective Product Lawyer for Help

Losing an infant is one of the most heartbreaking things a parent could ever go through. If you have reason to believe your baby died because of a dangerous product, contact the Winnebago wrongful death attorneys at Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS. Our team can assess the situation and help you take the next steps to hold the at-fault party responsible. Call 815-215-7561 for a free consultation.




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