Infant Sleeper Lawsuit Lawyer

Infants are incredibly fragile and susceptible to several dangers like illnesses, drowning, choking on items, and suffocating. With so many hazards lurking around every corner, families place their trust in infant product manufacturers to put safe devices on the market. It is the duty of these companies to conduct extensive testing to identify any current or foreseeable issues with their infant products. However, some companies have broken this oath and introduced inclined sleeper products that have harmed and even resulted in the deaths of infants nationwide. We understand that financial compensation cannot make amends for your child’s injuries. But an infant sleeper lawsuit can assist you in holding negligent companies accountable for their actions.

Lawsuits against manufacturers claim that flawed or defective infant sleepers present the risk of infants rolling onto their backs and suffocating. Our law firm is currently representing individuals whose infants have been injured or died while using an infant sleeper. Call (888) 525-3529 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page to speak with an infant sleeper lawyer today.

Investigation Into Popular Inclined Infant Sleepers

Consumer Reports launched an investigation in 2019 regarding the safety of popular inclined sleepers for infants. The examination revealed that infant sleepers with an incline between 10 and 30 degrees posed a greater risk for infants. For example, the report discovered that at least 73 infants died after using the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper since Fisher-Price first introduced the product in 2009, and thousands more suffered injuries due to the inclined sleepers.

Infant Sleepers Recalls

The CPSC, along with four other companies, has issued over 165,000 recalls for infant sleepers due to the elevated risk of suffocation. Recalled infant sleepers pose an unreasonable risk of injury because of their design. In April 2019, Fisher Price recalled nearly 5 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after Consumer Reports exposed the deaths of several infants. Fisher Price advertised the sleeper as acceptable for all-night use even though it did not comply with the guidelines for safe sleeping approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Following the Fisher Price recall, Kids II recalled almost 700,000 rocking sleepers after five infants rolled onto their stomachs and subsequently died in the Rocking Sleeper. In January 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced recalls of several other popular infant sleepers. Companies such as Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Co., and Graco produced the infant sleepers affected by the recall. The AAP supported the CPSC’s recall of the infant sleepers to avoid additional deaths. Companies design these sleepers with a 10-to-30-degree angle, which increases the likelihood of suffocation and airway blockage. The AAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health advise against the use of inclined sleepers for infants.

Infant Sleeper Injuries

The AAP advises families to place babies on their backs on a firm surface to sleep. Experts do not recommend inclined sleeper seats because they increase the likelihood of the infant rolling over and suffocating. Infants may exert excessive energy when rolling onto their stomachs and succumb to asphyxiation in an attempt to reposition their hands to breathe. In many cases, infant sleeper deaths occur quickly and without warning. A study in the Journal of Pediatrics found that the amount of time between placing an infant in a bouncer or infant sleeper and death was on average less than 3 hours. Safety experts advocate for the removal of all inclined infant sleepers from the market, and sleepers with a back angled over 10 degrees prove exceptionally dangerous for babies.

What Do We Know About Infant Sleeper Lawsuits?

Numerous manufacturers have recalled their popular infant sleepers after infants suffered serious injuries while sleeping in these devices. Babies placed in an inclined sleeper can roll over and become smothered or suffer from obstructed airways. Before Fisher-Price finally issued its sweeping recall, it had already sold 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. Lawsuits allege that manufacturers did not consult physicians or medical professionals before introducing these perilous products intended for infants. Devastated families have filed claims against companies that falsely market these devices as safe for infant sleep.

Liability Law and Infant Sleeper Cases

In most states, lawsuits can hold a manufacturer liable if its product presents unreasonable dangers and the plaintiff demonstrates:

  • Use of the product in the intended way;
  • That the product was defective or dangerous, that the manufacturer knew or should have known of such dangers (or that it failed to provide adequate warnings); and
  • Injury or death and/or momentary loss resulted from the use of the defective product

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in an Infant Sleeper Lawsuit?

If an infant sleep injured your child, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.