Jury Awards $34 Million To Boy Paralyzed By Child Car Seat

Jury Awards $34 Million To Boy Paralyzed By Child Car Seat

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A jury has awarded more than $34 million in a product liability lawsuit alleging a defective car seat left a boy paralyzed after a car crash.

Late last week, a federal court jury in Texas ruled in favor of 4-year-old Cayden Hinson, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and likely will never walk as a result of a 2013 car crash and a car seat made by Dorel Juvenile Group that failed to protect him.

The family alleged, among other things, that the Massachusetts-based child-product company knew or should have known that its Safety 1st Summit Deluxe car seat was unreasonably dangerous.

The jury found that Dorel was 80 percent responsible for the boy’s injuries, and assigned 20 percent of the liability on the person who crashed into the family’s car.

In all, the jury awarded $34.4 million, which includes $10 million against Dorel for exemplary damages for gross negligence.

Ross Feller Casey, a national leader in dangerous and defective product lawsuits, has won numerous seven- and eight-figure results on behalf of its seriously injured clients.

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a defective product, including a child car seat, you should contact our experienced product liability and spinal cord injury lawyers now for a free case evaluation.

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