Furniture Defect Injuries
Is the furniture in your home posing hidden dangers to you and your family? Various models of furniture have been known to cause injury when used as intended. This can include causing various injuries such as cuts and scrapes, bruising, broken bones, and in severe cases even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, millions of users are injured every year as the result of manufacturer defects. These defects can include poor construction, a defective design, or even inadequate assembly instructions. If you were hurt by defective furniture, you may have a claim for furniture defects entitling you to money for your pain and suffering, scars, medical treatment and more. Our furniture defect lawyers can handle claims against most brands. If you were injured by a defective piece of furniture, call the furniture defect attorneys in Florida at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755.
Some common examples of defective products include:
• Failure to warm consumers that top heavy units such as bookcases can tip over
• Shower chairs that doesn’t support the weight of the user
• High lead content in furniture, especially units intended for children
• Off-gassing of toxic fumes known as volatile organic compounds (VOC) from upholstered items such as rugs and bedding
• Vague or missing instructions that make it impossible for users to correctly assemble pieces
Shower Bench Recall for Fall Risk
On September 9, 2021, Ivena 20” shower benches sold by Costco were recalled due to their potential to collapse when used as directed. Ivena recalled their teak shower benches due to the potential for consumers to fall and injure themselves during routine use. Ivena shower benches were sold by Costco in the United States and Canada between October 2018 and June 2021 were recalled due to the product’s potential for collapse causing users to fall in the shower. As a result, Invena and Costco have both participated in a voluntary product recall.
Models effected by this recall include:
• Item number 1049998
• UPC 8886474018015
Compensation for Furniture Injury Lawsuits
If you were injured by a defective piece of furniture that fell or collapsed, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your pain and suffering, past and future medical treatment, scars, lost wages and more. Our shower bench furniture defect attorneys have handled many cases where someone was injured by defective home furnishings, including furniture collapse and chairs flipping over. If you need a furniture defect attorney because a shower bench collapsed and injured you or you were hurt because of your furniture, call us today. We can represent many people hurt by defective furniture, and can handle claims against most major companies, including Costco, Ivena International Pte., and more.
Contact one of our furniture defect lawyers now if you were injured by a shower bench to find out if you are entitled to compensation at 800-337-7755.
Furniture Defect Injury Claims
If you were injured by a collapsing shower bench, you may be able to file a furniture defect lawsuit in Florida. Call us for a free consultation if you were hurt by any of these defective shower benches.
Defective Shower Bench Collapse Complaints
There have been numerous complaints with defective shower benches and other furniture defects. Here’s what users are saying:
“I have arthritis and use a bench when I shower. Recently I sat down on the bench as intended and it collapsed! I fell hard on the tile floor and had to be rushed to the ER. I’m currently in physical therapy for the injuries I suffered as a result.”
“We bought a new couch for our living room, and we were so excited to get a model with USB charging ports. We plugged it and followed the instructions it came with. The next morning we started to smell something burning and realized an electrical fire had started in the wiring of the couch and the seat where my husband usually sits was engulfed in flames.”
Common Shower Bench Injury and Damage Claims may include:
Trauma to the head, neck, and spine – Falling from a shower bench can potentially cause head injuries to the consumer, including spinal injuries. Concussions and injuries to the head, spine, and brain as a result of using a shower bench can result in permanent injury.
Bone Fractures – Defective shower benches have been known to collapse during regular use, causing potentially severe injuries to the tailbone, ankles, and neck. If a shower bench collapsed while you were using it, it could cause severe injury, including fractured bones or concussion. These injuries could require emergency medical attention, antibiotics, and could even lead to infection.
Scars and Skin Discoloration - Severe injuries could cause the victim's skin to become permanently discolored, or even leave scars. These injuries could require revision surgery or future medical care.
Property Damage – When a piece of furniture collapses or falls, it could cause property damage. Defective furniture can cause property damage to your home and belongings, including your furniture.
Wrongful Death – If the injuries suffered are severe, the victim could even die. This would lead to a possible wrongful death case.
Call us for a free shower bench injury lawyer consultation!
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we fight for safer products. If there is a defective piece of furniture causing injury to customers, we want to hold the manufacturer responsible and fight to get the victims the money they deserve.
Victims may be entitled to compensation for:
• Past pain and suffering
• Future pain and suffering
• Past medical expenses
• Future medical expenses
• Lost wages
• Loss of earning capacity
• Household services
• Punitive damages
• Property damage
• and more
We look forward to speaking with you to see if you have a furniture defect case. We work on a contingency fee, which means we don't get paid any money unless you get compensated.
Contact our firm now or call 800-337-7755. It's a free consultation!
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin and through our network of nationwide furniture defect attorneys, our furniture defect attorneys can represent you in Florida, and throughout the United States if you were injured by a defective product.