Wrongful death lawsuit against Toys ‘R Us results in $20.6 million verdict

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm    

Toys ‘R Us was recently found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim of an accident involving an inflatable pool slide sold in their retail stores and online.

A jury ruled that the toy retailer pay the victim’s family $20.6 million because their product — which was imported from China — failed to comply with federal regulations concerning products sold in the U.S.

The 29-year old victim suffered serious neck injuries when the inflatable slide collapsed and she hit her head on the side of the pool.  The accident left her paralyzed and on life support.  The nature of her injuries led her to be taken off of life support and she passed away.

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