Lawsuits against window blinds companies allege that window blind cords can cause catastrophic injury and death to small children who may become strangled by the cords.
Our law firm is representing individuals who have been injured or experienced the death of a child as a result of window blind cord strangulation.
Accidents involving small children and window blind cords seem like an avoidable tragedy. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each month approximately one child dies from window cord strangulation. A study in 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 16,000 children in the United States were treated in hospitals due to injuries from cords between 1990 and 2015. Federal consumer safety officials advise parents with young children to install cordless window coverings.
Manufacturers of window blinds have failed to take the appropriate measures to make their products safer, including exclusively using cordless technology.
Curtains, blinds, and other coverings present serious risks to young children including strangulation, permanent brain damage, quadriplegia, and death. This occurs when a child’s neck gets tangled in the loop, the inner blind cords, or between the blind and lifting loop. Strangulation by a window cord is especially dangerous because a child can become entangled quickly and silently, without alerting nearby adults. Many children become tangled in the cords when they climb onto a window sill from their cribs or other structures.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Window Blind Cord, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
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) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.
In October 2021, one year old Christopher Elkins of Provo, Utah was strangled and killed by blind cords when his father left the room monetarily to take out the laundry.
The Mahe family was awarded $25 million in damages after their three year old daughter was killed by strangulation in mini blind cords on her window. She sustained irreversible brain damage and died days later.
In May 2021, an 18-month old toddler in Peoria died after getting tangled in the cords of the window blinds in his home.
In most states, a manufacturer can be held liable for injuries if its product presents unreasonable dangers and the plaintiff can demonstrate:
Window blind manufacturers have failed to adopt safety devices that could reduce the risk of injury or death despite recommendations from regulators and safety advocates.