What Should I Do if My Child Was Harmed by a Defective Product? Our Lawyers Explain

By Peter DePaolis

Dangerous products are frightening, especially when you hear stories about children badly injured or killed by defective products. If a product has injured your child, the manufacturer or seller may be held liable for these injuries. This is true whether the product is a motor vehicle, machine, tool, building material, household appliance, personal care product, toy, medication, food or beverage. Product liability, much like liability for defective medical devices, may be based on negligence and often results from a design defect, a manufacturing defect or a failure to warn of a product’s danger.

As soon as possible after your child’s initial injury, you should try your best to preserve the product in the same condition it was in when it caused the injury. Then you should contact a Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland injury attorney to assist you in evaluating whether you may have a viable legal claim in identifying any responsible parties. It is important to seek legal advice promptly because your right to obtain monetary relief may be lost if you wait too long.

Six-Year-Old Child in Maryland Dies after Becoming Entangled in Window Cords

According to WJLA ABC 7, a six-year-old girl died on February 8 after becoming entangled in cords attached to window coverings in her home.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS officials responded to the home in Suitland and found a family member performing CPR on the child. Paramedics took over and transported the girl to a local hospital, where she later died.

Police are investigating the accident, but early results show the child became entwined in the pull cords and was unconscious when she was discovered by a family member.

If you need assistance in your products liability claim, call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/02/child-6-dies-after-entangled-in-window-cords-100025.html

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.