When you purchase a toy or children’s product for your child, you expect it to be safe. You never expect a child’s product to cause injury or harm to your child. Sadly, many parents discover that child product recalls are often insufficient to protect their children from injury.
The Tampa products liability lawyers of Catania & Catania, P.A. assist parents in holding negligent product manufacturers responsible for defective products. We work with you to get justice for your child.
How Our Tampa Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You When Defective Products Injure Your Child
A manufacturer of a defective child product should be held responsible when their product injures your child. However, product liability is a complicated area of the law. And manufacturers and distributors often have significant resources to fight claims.
Therefore, you need an experienced legal team on your side who understands how to handle product liability claims. We are that legal team.
Our attorneys at Catania & Catania P.A. have over 120 years of collective legal experience. Our law firm has helped clients recover millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements. We care about what happened to your child, and we want to see that the responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence and wrongdoing.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Provide detailed advice about how to secure the evidence to help your case
- Investigate what happened to your child to determine who is responsible
- File insurance claims and notices of claims
- Monitor deadlines for a products liability lawsuit
- Work with your child’s physician and medical experts to document the severity of the injuries
- Retain experts to assist in the investigation to determine how the defect occurred
- Fight for the maximum compensation available for your child’s injuries and damages
Ready to learn more about your child’s legal rights and how our team of lawyers can help you fight for your child’s right to fair and just compensation? Please reach out to our office in Tampa, Florida, to discuss your child’s injury with one of our Tampa product liability attorneys.
Why Are Child Products Recalled?
Manufacturers and government agencies recall children’s products when they are unreasonably dangerous or have a defect that could potentially injure or kill a child. Notices of recalls can be found on numerous government websites, including the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, SafeKids Worldwide provides product and safety news about products that could harm children.
Recalled children’s products range from toys, children’s furniture, and clothing to medical devices, electronics, and food. Manufacturers may voluntarily recall a product, or the recall could be initiated by a government agency because of reports of adverse events and injuries.
Injuries and Damages Caused by Child Products in Tampa
The injuries that a child might sustain because of a defective or dangerous product include:
- Severe burns and disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Birth injuries
- Wrongful death
A child who sustains an injury could develop significant impairments. Accidents and injuries could result in cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities. Developmental delays could result in the need for extensive physical and occupational therapy.
When a product injures a child, the parents may incur substantial medical costs, personal care costs, and loss of income. In addition, the child may also have future damages, including decreased earning potential, ongoing medical expenses, and long-term care costs.
Who is Responsible for Damages Caused by a Defective Child Product?
The manufacturer is often responsible for injuries caused by a defective or recalled product. They could be liable under breach of warranty, strict liability, or product liability laws. A designer could be liable for an injury due to design defects. Distributors and sellers may also share in the liability for a child’s injury.
Typically, you can hold these parties strictly liable for the following defects:
- Marketing Defects – a failure to warn of dangers or risks associated with the use of the product
- Design Defects – A defect in the design of the product that makes it dangerous to use
- Manufacturing Defects – a defect that causes a product to deviate from the design in a dangerous way.
Our product liability attorneys conduct a thorough investigation to determine how a product caused injury. We search until we identify each party who holds liability for your child’s injury. Then we aggressively pursue that party until we exhaust every legal avenue to get justice for your child.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Tampa Child Product Recall Lawyers
Recalled child products do not always get taken off shelves and out of homes before they injure children. In some cases, recalls are only made after children are seriously injured and killed.
If a defective product caused your child’s injury, please contact Catania & Catania, P.A. to schedule your free case review with a Tampa child injury lawyer.