Infant Injuries and Product Liability

infant injuriesInfant injuries resulting from product defects are becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to current statistics, injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 0 to 19 in the United States, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and infant injuries have increased by nearly a quarter over the time period studied.

Many products geared toward infants come with disclaimers which warn of the possibility of drowning, suffocation, burns, and other serious hazards. However, statistics show increasing numbers of hazards associated with seemingly benign, run-of-the-mill nursery products. In fact, according to one recent study, an infant is injured approximately every 8 minutes as a result of a defective nursery product. If your child or infant has sustained personal injuries, the lawyers at Brylak Law are here to assist you with your case.

Types of Defective Baby Products

Although the types and categories of potentially defective infant products can range from baby powder to toys, the most common category includes infant carrying and transport devices. Common examples of these products and devices include the following:

  • Cribs
  • Carriers
  • Strollers
  • Mattresses
  • Walkers
  • Jumpers
  • Exercisers

In order for a product to be deemed defective, it must have been manufactured or designed in an improper or defective manner. A product may also be deemed defective if incomplete or improper warnings regarding hazards associated with its use were provided, or in some cases, eliminated altogether.

When it comes to cribs and strollers, the most common defects are design defects. In other words, the cribs and strollers are not designed in such a way as to prevent infants from falling out of the units, striking their heads on the ground, or otherwise impacting the ground, leading to serious infant injuries and damages.

Whatever the cause of these defects, it is clear that the manufacturers, designers, and sellers of these infant products have not made safety their top priority in recent years.

Resulting Injuries

When products, including infant products, are improperly manufactured or designed, very serious personal injuries can result. While some products have inherent and obvious hazards and dangers associated with them, such as choking hazards, for example, the dangers associated with cribs, strollers, and other carriers are more subtle. Oftentimes, it is only after consumers file complaints or lawsuits against the manufacturers, designers, and distributors of these defective products that regulators intervene and recall the defective products. For this reason, you, the consumer, should act when you or someone you love is exposed to a defective product and sustains serious injuries.

Contact a San Antonio Infant Injuries Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case

The potential for infant injuries caused by defective products is a very real danger in today’s consumer marketplace. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries as a result of a defective product, you need experienced legal representation on your side every step of the way. Contact Brylak Law today at 866-496-3815.

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