Every day, we are able to use products without having to worry about being injured. This is because manufacturers have standards in place which they have to maintain for their products to assure the public’s safety. When a manufacturer does not meet certain safety standards required by law, and you or a loved one are hurt because of their negligence, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation equal to the level of damages caused. Contact one of our expert product liability attorneys at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm for your free and confidential consultation so we can discuss what legal remedies you’re entitled to.
Former BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe and his wife have filed a lawsuit naming several companies in the death of their daughter Elsie, who died of strangulation after becoming entangled in allegedly defective window blinds in 2016. According to documents filed Thursday, the Mahe family is suing several companies involved in the manufacture of the window coverings in question. The lawsuit names Blindvision, Century Blinds, Hunter Douglas Inc., Hunter Douglas Fabrication Company, Turnils North America Inc., and Does I-X as defendants.
The plaintiffs seek relief on theories of product liability, negligence and breach of warranty in regard to the window coverings. The plaintiffs claim in the suit that the defendants negligently allowed the product to be sold without mechanisms to prevent the possibility of strangulation. They also claim it was negligent for the product to contain cords capable of reaching a length greater than 7.25 inches, which they say pose an unreasonable risk of strangulation. It is further alleged that the defendants failed to put warnings on the product or provide users with adequate information regarding strangulation hazards.
Have you or a loved one of yours been seriously injured or killed because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. So please contact one of our expert Massachusetts products liability lawyers or our experienced wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected]. Our dedicated and professional Boston attorneys have decades of experience in recovering millions of dollars for our injured Massachusetts based clients. Your needs are our top priority!