Defective Childcare Product Claims in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Product Defect Attorney
A child's imagination is seemingly limitless. Whether playing with an expensive, complicated toy or a paper box, children seem to be able to entertain themselves endlessly, coming up with creative ways to use a toy or other item that most adults would never envision themselves. We trust that the products specifically designed for children will be safe for all their uses-in both intended and slightly more creative ways. Many companies, however, that specifically produce children's toys and other childcare products don't put the necessary time and effort into ensuring that their products are safe for use. Children may suffer serious or even fatal injuries caused by manufacturing defects, design flaws or lack of proper warning labels on their toys or other products. Two of the major risks are choking hazards and lead pain poisoning.
Choking Hazards in Children's Toys and Childcare Products
When we purchase toys for our children, we expect that they will be age appropriate and free from hazards that may cause injury. All the same, numerous companies, either out of negligence, recklessness, or even simple ignorance, may manufacture toys that contain small parts which may pose a choking hazard to young children. Any small part can easily slip down a child's windpipe, obstructing the flow of air, and potentially cause choking or even death.
Toy manufacturers have a strict liability for the products they create, making them responsible for ensuring product safety. Despite this, it is extremely important to contact a Las Vegas choking hazard lawyer if you discover that a toy has a choking hazard, as the laws surrounding liability can be extremely complex. The manufacturers have the legal resources necessary to fight your case, and will likely attempt to avoid liability, especially if no damage was actually caused by the toy with the choking hazard.
Lead Paint Poisoning Claims
Lead has been used for decades as an additive to paint for its properties as a colorant, its resistance to water, and its ability to make paint dry faster. Despite knowledge of the dangers of lead, it was frequently used until the late 1970s. Even today, with all of these warning signs and established current medical knowledge, many toy manufacturers will create products that have lead paint in them, posing an extremely severe risk to both our children and ourselves. If you discover a toy has been treated with lead paint, you should immediately contact an experienced Las Vegas lead paint poisoning attorney to help you through the legal process, as the laws surrounding product liability can be extremely complex.
The toy manufacturer will almost always attempt to divert liability away from themselves, often blaming suppliers, paint manufacturers, or other outside sources, and they have the legal resources to fight the case for as long as they need to. To take on companies such as these, you need and experienced Las Vegas product liability attorney who understands the legal process and will do everything possible to make sure that your rights are protected.
What to Do When a Child's Toy Causes Injury
Whether dealing with a manufacturing defect or a problem with a product's initial design, the Las Vegas product defect lawyers of The William Palmer Law Group, PLLC are here to work with you if your child has been injured by a product intended to be safe for use with a child. Any accident or injury that involves a child is naturally emotional for parents to deal with. When working through this difficult time, you want to make sure that you have a lawyer helping you who does not treat you like nothing more than an unknown face on his or her client list. If a manufacturer was negligent in their production or design of a product that caused your child injury, we want to do everything within our power to hold them accountable and recover the compensation that your family deserves. Contact us now to discuss your case and learn more about your options for pursuing compensation.