If your child has been harmed as a result of the dangerous Rock ‘n Play sleeper, you may have grounds to file a Rock ‘n Play lawsuit against the New York-based manufacturer, Fisher-Price. Rock ‘n Play lawsuits and infant death claims allow families harmed by recalled baby sleepers to seek compensation for the expenses, suffering, and loss that have resulted from this deadly product.
On April 8, 2019, Consumer Reports published a lengthy investigative piece, citing 32 confirmed infant sleeper deaths in the Rock ‘n Play, and another four in the Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper sold by Kids II. The deaths were attributed to two different causes: positional asphyxia (a compromising of the airway that results from unsafe positioning during sleep) and smothering (caused when babies roll over in the the plush cushioning). Consumer Reports brought to light Fisher-Price and parent company Mattel’s questionable involvement with federal regulators, earning an exemption from mandatory sleep safety standards.
The same day, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called for Fisher-Price to issue a Rock ‘n Play recall, citing violations of its “Safe to Sleep” guidelines which call for firm, flat and wide infant sleep surfaces. Giving in to mounting pressure, Fisher-Price and the Consumer Products Safety Commission jointly issued a Rock ‘n Play sleeper recall on April 12, 2019, stating “consumers should immediately stop using the product”. By marketing this dangerous product as “safe for all-night sleep”, Fisher-Price put millions of newborns at risk. Now the company is facing tough questions about its development and marketing of the product, and parents are filing Rock ‘n Play sleeper lawsuits against Fisher-Price.
Our hearts go out to the parents and families who have lost a child as a result of this deadly product. It is an unthinkable tragedy, and we are honored to be trusted by countless families when litigation becomes a necessary tool for seeking justice.
If your child was harmed or died while using an inclined sleeper, you may qualify to file a Fisher Price baby sleeper lawsuit to recover compensation for damages your family has suffered. Filing a lawsuit is the only way to secure compensation for expenses, lost time at work, suffering and loss that have resulted from Rock ‘n Play sleeper incidents.
Our attorneys accept Rock ‘n Play sleeper lawsuits from around the United States, and offer no-cost, no-obligation Rock ‘n Play lawsuit case review for parents and families throughout the nation who match this description. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about Rock ‘n Play lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling infant sleeper lawsuits will contact you promptly.
Many families whose child has been harmed by the Rock ‘n Play sleeper wonder if filing a Rock ‘n Play lawsuit will actually result in meaningful compensation for their family. To be clear, Rock ‘n Play lawsuits against Fisher Price will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. On the contrary, lawyers handling Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play lawsuits believe parents and families whose child was harmed or died as a result of the dangerous Rock ‘n Play sleeper may be entitled to significant compensation. Inclined sleeper lawsuits are likely to be consolidated as Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each claim will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all persons involved in a Rock ‘n Play infant death lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning our lawyers never charge legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our Rock ‘n Play attorneys will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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