Banzai Falls Inflatable In-Ground Pool Slide | Lawsuit, Lawyer | Injuries : Broken necks, Spinal cord injuries, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Leg fractures, Paralysis, Death
Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with over 40 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, is now accepting claims for lawsuits involving injuries stemming from the inflatable Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide. Lawsuits have been filed against the Chinese manufacturer of the Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide, as well as Toys “R” Us, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and other retailers that sold this defective product. Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide injury lawsuits allege the inflatable slide was not tested in accordance with U.S. product safety laws, and caused accidents that resulted in devastating injuries.
Injuries that may be sustained from Banzai Falls Inflatable In-Ground Pool Slide:
- Broken necks
- Spinal cord injuries
- Leg fractures
In October 2011, a Massachusetts jury awarded more than $20 million in a lawsuit filed by the family of a young woman who was killed when a Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide collapsed as she was using it. Other victims of the Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide may also be eligible to file lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries If you or someone you love sustained a significant injury because of this dangerous inflatable pool slide, it is important that you contact Gilman Law today to discuss your potential Banzai Falls in-ground pool slide lawsuit.
Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide Injuries
The Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide, an inflatable slide, was manufactured by SLB Toys USA, and sold by various retailers, including Toys “R” Us, Amazon.com and Wal-Mart. U.S. product safety standards require that inflatable pool slides, such as the Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide, must be able to support 350 pounds without giving way or deforming. Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide lawsuits allege the inflatable side will deform under any weight. They further claim that as a person’s weight shifts on the slide while going down it, the air becomes displaced and renders the slide unable to support any load.
According to one Bonzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide lawsuits that resulted in a multi-million verdict for the plaintiffs, the company that Toys “R” Us uses in China to safety-test products before they are imported, Bureau Veritas, was never asked to test the pool slide for compliance with federal safety regulations. At trial, a Toys “R” Us executive acknowledged during testimony that the inflatable slide was tested for other product safety rules — and twice failed, once for containing lead in excess of federal limits — but not for compliance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s pool slide regulation.
Bonzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide Lawsuits
At least two lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturer and sellers of Bonzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slides. One case, filed in Massachusetts state court, was brought by the family of a wife and mother who died in 2006 following the collapse of a Bonzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide. The collapse caused 29-year-old Robin Aleo to break her neck and sustain a spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic. Aleo was unable to breath on her own, and a day after the accident, she was taken off life-support and died in the hospital. According to media reports, the Bonzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide accident that ultimately killed Aleo was witnessed by her 18-month-old son.
In October 2011, the jury hearing their case awarded the Aleo family $20.6 million against Toys “R” Us. Of the total award, $18 million was punitive damages. When the verdict was rendered, Aleo’s family had already reached confidential settlements with SLB Toys USA and Amazon.com, which sold the slide online for Toys “R” Us.
Robin Aleo was at least the second person allegedly left paralyzed following a collapse of a Banzai Falls slide. In Missouri, Mark Grantham, a camp counselor, was left a quadriplegic when the same thing allegedly happened to him on a Banzai Falls slide purchased at Wal-Mart, according to court documents. His suit against both Wal-Mart and the Chinese manufacturer is still pending.
Legal Help for Victims of Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide Injuries
If you or someone you know suffered broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, or was paralyzed or killed when a Banzai Falls In-Ground Pool Slide collapsed, Gilman Law is here to help. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out the online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.