It is every little league player’s dream to travel, as a player, to the Little League World Series in Williamsport. However, unfortunately, for Easton Oliverson of Saint George, Utah, the dream turned into a nightmare.
While sleeping in his room in the little league dormitory in the top bunk, Easton fell to the floor, suffering very serious head injuries. The bed lacked a guard rail. The boy was transported to a Pennsylvania hospital, where his chances of survival were, initially, not very good. Fortunately, Easton recovered, and was later transferred to a hospital in Utah.
The boy’s parents, Jace and Nancy Oliverson filed suit in Philadelphia. The defendants are the Little League, and Savoy Contract Furniture, the company that manufactured the allegedly defective bunk bed. The lawsuit alleges that Savoy designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, and/or sold the bunk beds in a dangerous and defective condition in that they did not contain every element necessary to make them safe for their intended use. The lawsuit seeks in excess of $50,000.00, plus punitive damages. It is too early to tell if the suit will be successful. What do you think the outcome will be?
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Scott Bonebrake practices law in Media, PA, and has been a licensed attorney for 27 years. Please feel free to contact Scott if you have any legal questions. You can reach Scott at 610-892-7700, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.