Family awarded $20 million in wrongful death suit against Toys ‘R Us
Last week, a family was awarded $20.6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against toy retailer Toys ‘R Us. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 29-year old mother and wife who died as a result of injuries she suffered sliding down their Toyquest Banzai inflatable pool slide.
In 2006, when the family was visiting relatives in Massachusetts, the woman slid down the slide and into the pool. On her way down the slide, it bottomed out and she struck her head on the edge of the pool.
After the accident, the woman was left paralyzed and on life support. The severity of her condition led her to be taken off of life support and die.
According to the lawsuit, the inflatable pool slide was imported by Toys ‘R Us from China and did not meet federal regulations on pool slides.