Malibu lawyers from Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation have been protecting the rights of children over the years that have been injured or killed by faulty toys or products made for children. We know the devastation that a guardian or parent undergoes when they find out their son or daughter was the victim of a faulty toy. Although there are strict guidelines and federal laws, toy makers are still making toys and children’s items like cribs, car seats, and playpens that do not meet federal standards. The US Consumer Commission (CPSC) says that in 2007 it was reported that over 170,000 injuries in children were related to toys. Since 2000, the number of injuries related to toys has also been increasing. Faulty toys have led to a number of injuries in children and include bone fracture injuries, burn injuries, head injuries, asphyxiation, permanent scarring, lacerations, and even death.
Over the years, the number of children’s toys that contain dangerous chemicals has reduced considerably. However, it has been reported that as late as 2009, almost a third of all toys still contained a number of harmful chemicals including lead. Young children are highly affected by lead because of their developing bodies and brains. Therefore, prolonged exposure to lead can lead to behavioral disorders as well as learning disabilities. The symptoms of lead poisoning normally include abdominal pain, lethargy, weight loss, constipation, irritability, learning difficulties, appetite loss, and vomiting.
If you are looking for a person to handle your case with a lot of care and compassion, faulty toy attorneys from Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation can do so. We understand that it can be quite hard to see your child suffer and we also know the challenges that you are currently undergoing due to the recklessness and negligence of another person. We can offer aggressive and targeted legal representation, but still respect the gravity of the situation. We know that your child needs the best care and treatment, and can help you get compensation from the toy maker. Our clients, time and time again have gotten compensation for hospital bills, permanent scars, pain, and care giving services.
We serve clients all of Southern California including Pasadena, Century City, and all of West LA. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need legal advice, call our office at (310) 598-1719 today.