A Gresham, Oregon man this month became the second consumer to file a product liability lawsuit against the makers of the Amby Baby Motion hammock, according to a recent report published in Insurance Journal. The August death of the man’s five month old son was the second fatality linked to the product by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC issued a recall of the Amby Baby Motion following the death of the Gresham man’s son, urging “parents to stop using Amby hammocks immediately,” according to the article. The Journal reports that, according to the CPSC, about 24,000 units of the product had been sold in the United States prior to the recall.
Defective products are a worry in all aspects of our lives, but when they injure or kill children their impact is particularly severe. These situations are tragic, and they are times when the advice and assistance of an Oregon child injury lawyer familiar with product liability issues can be invaluable. An experienced Portland or Gresham product liability attorney can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled to offset medical bills or funeral expenses, lost wages or salary you may have incurred in caring for an injured child and pain and suffering stemming from the accident.
The loss of any child is tragic. Thankfully, our legal system offers a way to ensure that companies manufacturing harmful products are held responsible for their actions.
Insurance Journal: Oregon Man Files Lawsuit Over Defective Baby Hammock