When parents confidently lay their healthy newborn down to sleep in their cozy crib, what could await them in the morning is beyond devastating. South Florida Crib Death, also called SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), silently steals the lives of thousands of precious babies every year. Family members who are left trying to grapple with the shock of their baby’s Crib Death require every bit of support possible.
While at first, parents may benefit from being surrounded by friends and loved ones, at some point, they may find themselves privy to information that proves that their baby’s death was preventable. In the past few years alone, the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission has recalled millions of defective cribs that are sold at major retail stores nationwide. While the commission continues to provide more specific standards year after year, sadly, some manufacturers are pursuing profits over safety.
Expectant mothers hear conflicting bits of advice about putting their babies to sleep. Some say lay them on their tummy, others on their side. Certain friends insist on giving the baby a pacifier to prevent SIDS, while new reports reveal babies dying from strangulation. Back in the day, it was important to attach the crib bumper pads to prevent the baby from banging their heads, and later we were warned against too much padding because it may lead to strangulation.
To help a parent who has lost their child due to Crib Death, it is vital to receive expert quality legal advice. A South Florida wrongful death lawsuit is a claim against a person or company, to hold that party responsible for a person’s death.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a wrongful death case for Crib Death or SIDS. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].