Recently, Sansone Law was able to settle a Missouri toy products liability case for close to $100,000.00 after several years of litigation. The case stemmed from a 2004 injury that was described in the previous blog entry below.
It was a very difficult case from a liability standpoint as the toy knife was not blatantly dangerous looking. However, after comparing the rigid nature of the knife and the seemingly serrated edge to give it a more realistic look, with other similar toys on the market it became obvious to me this toy was dangerous for what it was intended for. The rigidity and serrated edge made it dangerous for little kids that it was marketed to. Most knifes in similar toy sets were very flexible with blunt and smooth edges for safety.
The Missouri personal injury products liability lawsuit was slated to go to trial in April 2009, however we were able to negotiate a settlement that paid for the minor child's medical bills plus and put a handsome amount of money into a protected savings account for her future education.