Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer Representing Families of Children Who Have Been Strangulated by Defective Toys
Common toys, clothing and household goods create a strangulation risk of which many parents are unaware. This is unacceptable. Corporations may be liable for products that they know children will come into contact with if children are placed at risk of injuries. For this reason, it is imperative to seek help with a Fort Myers child injury lawyer as quickly as possible.
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. holds corporations responsible for the dangerous products they produce. Our Florida Board Certified civil trial attorney has a two-decade-long history of representing southwest Florida families in products liability claims and of recovering the seven-figure awards that earned him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are available to help your family.
Playground Equipment Risks
Playgrounds should be places of discovery, exercise and social interaction. Unfortunately, a poorly designed, produced or constructed playground may include several serious risks of strangulation to children. Swing sets are of particular danger to children, including both rope and chain swings, because a child can accidentally wrap a rope around their neck. Climbing ropes have become popular apparatus but may contain improperly spaced gaps in the netting that allow enough room for a child to dangerously insert their head. Manufacturers have a duty to anticipate how children will use their playground equipment and produce products that do not cause strangulation risks.
Children’s Clothing and Jewelry
Hoodies made with drawstrings are not appropriate for young children, and yet this popular style of clothing is often dangerously marketed to pre-teens and younger. Drawstrings can become caught in doors, playground equipment, furniture and protrusions. Equally dangerous are necklaces that can become tangled around a child’s neck.
Cribs and Beds
Parents are given a break from constant vigilance when they finally put their young children to bed. However, defective cribs, playpens, beds and bedding are serious strangulation and suffocation hazards. Bars that are intended to keep children safely inside an enclosure can instead entrap a child’s head. Babies can become entangled in bedding inappropriately marketed toward infants and toddlers.
Household Strangulation Risks
Electrical cords, hanging plant holders, dog leashes and strings on blinds are just a few of the strangulation risks associated with common household products. The companies that manufacture these goods have a duty to warn parents about these dangers and to instruct parents on how to avoid risks to their children.
Contact a Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer to Take Action Against Negligent Corporations
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. represents families and minors in cases involving strangulation by defective toys, clothing and household products. To learn more about your rights to recovery for your child’s injury, call our office at (888) 477-4839 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Myers child injury lawyer. We handle claims in jurisdictions throughout Southwest Florida, including in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.