Strangulation from window blind cords takes the lives of children across the country each year. The victims are often children under the age of five. This hazard is one that is common in many homes, and is tragic because it could be preventable. If your child has been hurt or killed, you may be eligible to file a window blind strangulation lawsuit.
How Window Blinds Can Pose a Potential Danger
Most window blinds are manufactured with hanging cords that allow them to be raised and lowered easily. While this may seem convenient, it can be deadly for young children. Many parents place cribs, toddler beds, dressers, or other furniture near windows, giving children easy access to these hanging cords. Children can then climb up and get tangled in the cords, suffering injury or death before parents even realize that anything is amiss.
The basis of many window blind lawsuits is that window blind manufacturers are aware of the hazards of strangulation yet fail to take steps to prevent deaths. Current window blind lawsuits as well as activist groups are trying to get manufacturers to make safety a higher priority when making their products in order to lower the potential danger for children.
Manufacturers simply want to place stronger warnings on their packaging about the hazards that these blinds create. Advocates for parents feel that this is not enough to save lives. They feel that that implementing a cordless blind system would not present a huge cost to manufacturers, yet would save countless lives.
If your child has been the victim of injury or death due to window blind cords, you may be able to pursue a claim. Window blind cords have been alleged to cause serious skin injuries, fractures and loss of oxygen to the brain. There have even been recalls due to injuries and deaths caused by window blind cords.
Could You Have an Alabama Window Blind Strangulation Lawsuit?
If your child has been injured or killed due to window blind cords, you may be able to file an Alabama window blind strangulation lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for Alabama today to learn more in a free consultation. We can discuss your case, and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you with pursuing your claim. Contact us today for your chance to discuss your options.