Graco Infant Inclined Sleeper Lawsuit
In 2019, a Consumer Report investigation found that inclined sleepers sold by Fisher Price had contributed to at least 32 infant deaths nationwide. Since then, companies have recalled up to 5.6 million inclined infant sleepers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued warnings for parents regarding these products.
It wasn’t until late last year, however, that Graco issued their second inclined infant sleeper product recall. Until that point, the company had sold millions of inclined infant sleepers that presented potential hazards for infants nationwide. This means that there are many parents and families in the U.S. who may be suffering from the loss of a child due to Graco’s inclined sleeper products. If you are in need of an inclined sleeper injury lawyer, the infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are available to help you and your family seek the justice you deserve.Why Are Infant Inclined Sleepers Dangerous?
The American Academy for Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs on a flat, firm surface until at least their first birthday. Because infants have little to no neck control, an inclined sleeping position can lead to their heads falling forward onto soft bedding or padding, leading to suffocation. The AAP recommends a flat, firm sleeping surface with little to no bulky pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, or other suffocation risks.
The evidence of the dangers of inclined sleepers is, tragically, all too apparent. The latest available data shows at least 92 infant deaths partly or fully caused by inclined infant sleepers. This data does not include infants who survived the suffocation risk but were severely traumatized by an inability to breathe.
While no amount of compensation will ever atone for the loss of your child, parents or guardians could be eligible to seek a financial settlement with the help of a product liability lawyer. Your attorney will file a claim that includes wrongful death damages, emotional damages, or even punitive damages (depending on the circumstances of your product injury claim).Has Your Child Been Injured by a Recalled Graco Product?
Unfortunately, the products recalled by Graco have been available for years, even after the Consumer Product Safety Commission updated their guidelines regarding infant sleepers. Millions of families have used these products daily without being fully aware of the inherent dangers.
If this describes you or your family, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit to sue for damages. In order to receive the full compensation you deserve, you should hire a qualified dangerous product attorney to establish liability for your child’s injuries.
A product liability lawyer will:
- Establish whether injuries were caused by Graco’s design or manufacturing defect
- Determine the theory of recovery (either the negligence theory or strict liability theory) that best fits your product injury claim
- Carefully determine what level of compensation you can claim according to state and federal laws
- Provide peace of mind to grieving families
Every state has different laws regarding the statute of limitations for product liability claims. For that reason, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible or potentially forfeit the right to file your dangerous product liability lawsuit.Experienced Product Liability Lawyers at Carabin Shaw | Free Case Evaluation
The infant injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help families suffering a loss partly or fully caused by Graco’s recalled products. Our team of inclined sleeper injury lawyers is committed to representing your Graco infant inclined sleeper lawsuit with dedication and respect. With multiple offices nationwide, a Carabin Shaw attorney near you can help you begin the filing process today.
To schedule your no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation with the dangerous product attorneys at Carabin Shaw, call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online contact form.