Nadrich & Cohen is actively handling claims on behalf of children who have been injured or killed by baby neck floats.
Recent years have seen baby neck floats become popular. Their popularity has been largely driven by cute pictures on social media, as well as marketing claims that the products can be therapeutic for babies.
However, the FDA has recently warned parents not to use baby neck floats for the purpose of water therapy intervention. The FDA has warned that the devices can lead to serious injury or death and that marketing claims that the neck floats can be therapeutic for infants have not been evaluated by the agency.
If your child has been injured or killed by a baby neck float, you may be eligible for financial compensation in a baby neck float lawsuit. Nadrich & Cohen has tremendous experience and expertise in handling cases involving injuries and deaths caused by defective products for infants, such as Boppy Lounger Pillows and Similac and Enfamil baby formula.
We are contingency fee lawyers, so we will not charge you a fee unless and until we obtain financial compensation for your child’s injuries or death.
FDA: Baby Neck Floats Can Cause Serious Injury or Death
Some baby neck float manufacturers are marketing their products as being for use in water therapy interventions for infants with special needs or developmental delays. Manufacturers have claimed that these products have numerous benefits for infants, such as:
- Greater range of motion and flexibility
- Increased muscle tone
- Better quality sleep
- An increase in lung capacity
- Increased nervous system stimulation
- Increased brain stimulation
However, not only has the FDA warned that these claims have not been evaluated by the agency or established, but the agency has also warned that using the devices can lead to serious injury or death, especially in infants with special needs or developmental delays.
The risks of using these devices, according to the FDA, include suffocation, drowning, neck injury, and neck strain. Infants with special needs like SMA Type 1 or spina bifida might be at a particularly increased risk for injury, according to the agency.
One baby has died and another baby has been hospitalized after using baby neck floats, according to the FDA. In addition, baby neck floats:
- Might deflate while being used
- Are not designed to stop infants from drowning
- Might cause infants to fall through the neck ring if it’s too lose
- Might cause difficulty breathing if the neck ring is too tight
- May tip over
Routine use of these devices may also affect the development of the brain, nervous system, and spine because of the pressure exerted when the devices cradle a baby’s head, according to the Swimming Teachers’ Association.
Baby Neck Float Brands to Look Out for
About 3,000 Otteroo baby neck floats were recalled in 2015 because the devices’ seams could leak air, causing the devices to deflate, posing a drowning risk.
Baby neck floats that may cause serious injury or death in children include but are not limited to baby neck floats made by the following brands:
- Mambo / MamboBaby
- Water Baby
What Compensation Is Available in a Baby Neck Float Lawsuit?
If your child has been injured by a baby neck float, we know that your primary concern is the health and well-being of your child, not money. And if your child has been killed by a baby neck float, we know that no amount of financial compensation can bring your child back to life.
However, obtaining justice and financial compensation in a baby neck float lawsuit can help you deal with any bills you’re facing as a result of your child’s injury or wrongful death, as well as assist you in coping with your tragic loss if your baby has died.
We can compassionately work with you, represent you during every stage of your case, and hold the baby neck float manufacturer responsible for your child’s injury or death.
If your child has been injured or killed by a baby neck float, two kinds of financial compensation may be awarded to compensate for it: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are damages that can be given an objective value. These damages represent out-of-pocket expenses that are directly related to your child’s injury or death, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Funeral expenses
Non-economic damages are subjective damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
The amount of compensation you may receive in a baby neck float lawsuit will depend on numerous factors, like the pain and suffering experienced by the infant and the infant’s parents, burial costs, funeral costs, medical bills, or if the parents had to miss work due to their child’s injury or death.
Baby Neck Float Lawyers
Nadrich & Cohen has been representing infants and parents of infants injured or killed by defective products since 1990. We have recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of clients in that time.
California law holds the manufacturers of defective products financially liable for any injuries or deaths caused by their products. We believe baby neck floats are defective by law because they are inherently unsafe. And because of our extensive experience in handling defective product cases, we know all the ins and outs of proving that product defects caused our clients’ injuries or deaths.
We do not charge a fee unless we obtain a financial recovery for our clients. Our only fee is a portion of any recovery obtained. We do this so anyone can afford experienced, quality representation.
Call us today, text us from this page, or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation today if your child was injured or killed by a baby neck float. Let us hold the baby neck float manufacturer responsible for making a dangerous product and obtain for you the justice and compensation you deserve.