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Supreme Court Awards $20.6 Million in Mass. Wrongful Death Case

The Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers explain that when a person is killed as the result of another’s negligence, the family of the victim may be able hold those responsible for their loss liable for damages. One such case was filed against retailer, Toys “R” Us, after their products caused the death of a woman.

According to an article from The Andover Patch, the 29-year-old victim purchased an inflatable pool slide form the retailer in 2006. After the woman had the slide installed though, the unit collapsed under her weight, causing her to suffer a fall. The incident resulted in the woman suffering serious neck injuries that would eventually claim her life.

The family of the victim later filed suit against Toy “R” Us though, claiming their negligence in failing to warn of the slide’s dangers was directly responsible for their loss. A jury later determined the company had failed to properly test the slide and that it did not meet safety standards. The findings resulted in the jury awarding $20.6 million to the family of the victim.

The unit was later recalled and the retailer’s request for a new trial was denied.

Jason Stone’s team of Boston Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one to an accident can be and are hopeful the decision that was reached in the most recent case brings a sense of closure to the incident for the family of the victim.

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