Consumer Guide to Lawsuits Filed for Stroller Finger Amputations
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 03, 2010 in Defective Products
Graco, one of the world's leading manufacturers for several different children's products, recently initiated a massive recall of 1.5 million units of several different lines of its baby strollers. The reason for the recall was because of reports of seven different serious injuries suffered by children who made contact with an exposed hinge that was in place to adjust the canopy. Two of these children suffered deep finger lacerations while the canopy was being adjusted and five suffered severed limbs as a result. These reports and growing concerns have prompted the need for help from baby stroller recall lawyers around the country. Below is a brief guide to how you should proceed if you've been affected by this Graco baby stroller recall.
Consumer Guide Step One - Record Your Evidence
If you own one of the strollers affected by the recall, the first step you need to take is to gather evidence. Take photographs of your Graco baby stroller, and specifically the defective exposed hinge and the model number. You can find the model number on the inside rear panel of the unit above the rear wheels. You should also make an effort to find any record of the purchase of your unit so that you can show that it was purchased before the recall was initiated by Graco.
Consumer Guide Step Two - Document Your Medical Needs
If you or your child has been injured by this defective Graco baby stroller hinge, you likely needed medical attention. Ask your doctor or nurse to provide you with the medical reports that are always part of your visit. These documents should include the diagnosis, the prognosis, any medication needed and steps taken to repair the injury and of course any photographs of the injuries suffered. This step should also include any and all documentation pertaining to your insurance claims if you worked through your carrier for help with the cost of this necessary medical attention.
Consumer Guide Step Three - Contact a Baby Stroller Recall Lawyer
After you've gathered your evidence, your next step should be to contact a baby stroller recall lawyer to schedule a free initial consultation. However, if for any reason you are unable to locate any of the information described above, do not hesitate to schedule that appointment. If you find a fit between you and your attorney, he or she will be able to help you obtain all the evidence necessary to begin the process of protecting your legal rights. If this situation sounds familiar, do not hesitate - contact a baby stroller recall lawyer today to get this process started.