Couple sues crib manufacturer over death of 7-month-old son
Posted on December 3rd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Last May, a young Louisiana couple experienced an ultimate tragedy when they awoke to find their 7-month-old baby boy had suffocated in a crib with a defective drop-side rail. When they found their son, he was wedged between his crib and the rail, with his face pressed against the crib’s mattress. This month, the couple filed suit against the crib manufacturer for negligence and product liability, alleging that the crib was defective and did not include a warning of potential suffocation. The lawsuit claims that the defendant’s conduct was the direct and proximate causes of the baby’s death, and as a result, he suffered conscious pain and suffering when he died from suffocation. Additionally, the couple suffered the wrongful death of their child. Damages sought include funeral expenses, loss of care, comfort and companionship, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. Just weeks ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall of more than two million cribs made by this manufacturer after a total of four infant deaths occurred from the defective drop-side design. In response, the crib manufacturer has offered a free kit for parents to convert the cribs and eliminate the safety hazard.
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