Parents and caregivers often place their trust in cribs and playpens only to have a child suffer a catastrophic or life-threatening injury. When playpen manufacturers, distributors, retailers and daycare centers fail to meet safety criteria, they may be held liable for your child’s injuries. It’s fundamentally unfair that your child should suffer from a defective product due to someone else’s carelessness.
If your child has suffered a playpen injury, contact our experienced personal injury attorney here at Johnson Attorney Group. We don’t charge any fees until we win your case. We fight to get California families the compensation you deserve when children are harmed.
Faulty Design, Manufacturing and Playpen Recalls
There are numerous ways that a playpen can be fundamentally unsafe for children. One of the more notable playpen recalls was the “Pack ‘N Play.” Following the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, the company issued new instructions about use because it had an unexpected design flaw that compromised children’s lives. Since that tragedy, several playpen makers have also recalled products due to child dangers. These pull-backs are not uncommon and often difficult to know about until it’s too late.
Many of the playpen recalls are due to design or manufacturing errors that include miscalculating child movement, heights, multi-use set interactions, shoddy materials or modifications. It is not uncommon for daycare centers to alter a playpen to fit a space or need. These facilities generally undergo training and certification that instructs caregivers and administrators not to make such changes. Doing so may constitute negligence by the center. Regardless of who acted carelessly, you shouldn’t be footing the high medical bills and watching your child suffer.
Common Playpen Injuries and Compensation
Dangerous and defective playpens can cause a wide range of serious injuries and even prove fatal to small children. As a loving parent or guardian, it’s important that these products are removed from the market so that other children do not suffer a similar fate. These are some of the common injuries children endure from faulty playpens and cribs:
- Sudden Infant Death
- Nerve Damage and Loss of Feeling
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Head Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Loss of Fingers and Toes
- Strangulation and Oxygen Loss to the Brain
- Impaired Vision
Although this is not a complete list of potential injuries, it represents the seriousness of having dangerous playpens in homes and daycare centers.
In California, families may be able to file a parental claim as well as a claim for the child’s unique damages. Leveling dual claims against a responsible party can be complex, which is why working with an experienced product liability attorney is so important.
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There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching an innocent child suffer because of someone else’s carelessness. Bringing a crib or playpen injury lawsuit against the negligent party serves the dual role of getting you and your child full, fair compensation and preventing other children from being hurt.
If your child has suffered a playpen injury, contact the Johnson Attorneys Group today. Our attorneys do not charge legal fees unless we successfully settle or win your case.