Kankakee Childcare Product Defect Attorneys
Children deserve our care and protection. More than perhaps any other industry, we expect companies that produce childcare products and toys to be especially careful not to allow dangerous products on the market. Unfortunately this is sometimes not the case. Dangerous childcare products and childrens toys are all too common.
If your child has been harmed by such a product, the Kankakee dangerous toy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can help you. Discuss your case with us today by calling (815) 929-9292.
Common Toy Defects
There are two primary hazards of poorly made, designed, or packaged childcare products:
The children’s toy industry continues to progress and create more technologically advanced products each year. Many companies feel the pressure to produce new products at a faster rate in order to compete with their rivals. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to unsafe products reaching the market where parents buy them for their children to play with. In some cases, toys with small parts are released without the proper warning on the package, and children may be gravely harmed by an undisclosed choking hazard.
If your child has choked on a small or removable piece of a toy, the manufacturer may be legally responsible for the harm that he or she has sustained. We can help you to bring a product liability lawsuit if appropriate.
Toymakers are required to provide potential customers with the proper and accurate warning labels on toys that have small parts. Moreover, they must specify the age range for which the toy is intended, as older children, for example, may be less likely to be at risk of choking. The failure to adequately fulfill these responsibilities is inexcusable, and children may be harmed by the following choking hazards:
- Small spherical or ball-shaped objects like marbles
- Balloons that are not inflated or not fully inflated
- Detachable magnets
- Toys with small parts that can easily break off
Lead Paint Poisoning
Purchasing a new toy for your child can be a very special and exciting experience, for both you as the parent and them as the child. Whether it is for a special occasion, like a birthday or holiday, or as a simple act of love, every parent hopes that a new toy will provide his or her child with hours of fun and joy. Unfortunately, some toys can be dangerous for a child, particularly if they are made with lead-based paint.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we know how difficult it can be for you and your family when your child has been injured by an unsafe toy. If your child has suffered serious health repercussions from lead poisoning, you should consult with a knowledgeable legal professional immediately about fighting for financial compensation.
Side Effects of Lead Poisoning
Because a child’s brain is still in the development stage, it is much more vulnerable to the damaging side effects of lead poisoning than an adult’s. When a child inhales or ingests lead paint chips, it can result in the following side effects:
- Mental retardation and other learning disabilities
- Loss of intellect
- Brain damage
- Damage to the nervous system
- In severe cases, death
Treating the serious health complications of lead paint poisoning may cost you and your family thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses over the child’s lifetime. Find out how you may be able to get compensation for these expenses by speaking with a personal injury attorney today.
Very young children may try to eat small parts that come loose from toys, resulting in choking. Toys with small parts are generally labeled with warnings, but not every toy company goes as far as it should to eliminate the danger. Although lead paint is banned in most of the developed world, some toys produced in other countries may on occasion contain lead paint. Lead exposure can cause neurological damage and may severely impair a child’s growth and development.
If your child has been harmed by a contaminated, defective, or otherwise dangerous childcare product or toy, you have the right to seek justice and compensation for your medical bills and suffering. Our Kankakee child product defect lawyers can explain your options and help you pursue justice.
The compassionate Kankakee dangerous toy lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. will help you defend your rights. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact us today by calling (815) 929-9292.