Product safety is extremely important, especially when it comes to infants and small children. Most people purchase products believing them to be completely safe and meet various standards and safety regulations. However, accidents happen and 2011 statistics reveal that U.S. emergency room hospitals received over 74,000 children under the age of five years old that were injured from nursery products. If your child was injured due to the malfunction of a nursery product, would you know where to turn for personal injury lawyers NYC?
There are five main categories that have been identified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which make up almost 90 percent of child deaths from nursery products between 2007 and 2009. Cribs and mattresses make up 43 percent, bassinets and cradles make up 18 percent, infant carriers and car seats make up 11 percent, playpens and play yards also make up 11 percent, and baby baths and bath seats make up 6 percent.
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If you live in New York and your child has been injured due to defective products then you are permitted by liability law to seek damages from the retailer, distributor or manufacturer, or from them all. Our top New York personal injury lawyers will ensure that you receive the highest amount of compensation for product injury in order to cover medical expenses, lost work time to care for your child, pain and suffering, and other related costs.