Baby Head Shaping Pillow Lawsuit

Pillows and other items placed in a child’s crib can create an unsafe and potentially deadly sleeping environment. If your child was injured or died while using an infant head shaping pillow, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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Baby Head Shaping Pillows Increase Risk of Injury & Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement indicating that infant head shaping pillows can cause fatalities. These products are not FDA-approved and should not be used under any circumstances.

“The FDA is not aware of any demonstrated benefit with the use of infant head shaping pillows for any medical purpose. The use of head shaping pillows can create an unsafe sleep environment for infants and may contribute to the risk of suffocation and death.”
– U.S. Food and Drug Administration

If your child was injured or killed while using a baby head shaping pillow, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and get justice for your child. Compensation from a lawsuit can help pay for their care or any injuries suffered.

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If your child was injured after using a baby head shaping pillow, an experienced product liability lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.

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What Are Infant Head Shaping Pillows?

Head shaping pillows for babies are pillows that usually contain a small hole or indent in the middle and are meant to cradle a baby’s head while they sleep.

The manufacturers of these pillows claim that they fix and prevent numerous infant medical conditions, like flat-head syndrome (also known as plagiocephaly) and craniosynostosis (when the bones of a baby’s skull join together too early).

However, the FDA states that there is no research showing that infant head shaping pillows are an effective treatment for any medical condition.

If you are concerned about the shape, symmetry, or development of your child’s head, contact a doctor to discuss safe and reliable management options.

The Dangers of Baby Head Shaping Pillows

While infants sleep, it is recommended that they are laid on their backs in an empty crib — there should be no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals present in the crib with the child.

Utilizing a head shaping pillow creates a dangerous sleeping space for babies and can result in sleep-related death.

Baby head shaping pillows increase the risk of:

  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)
  • Suffocation
  • Death

Numerous other baby sleep products — like Boppy Newborn Loungers and the inclined Rock n’ Play Sleeper — have been recalled after being connected to infant fatalities.

It is important to ensure that you are following a medical professional’s recommendations when creating your child’s sleeping area, as this can lower the risk of accidental death.

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Who Can File a Baby Head Shaping Pillow Lawsuit?

Consumers expect the products that they buy to work as intended. However, when a product causes unjust harm, it may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit.

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit over your child’s head shaping pillow injury or death if:

  • You owned an infant head shaping pillow
  • Your child required medical treatment or died as a result of using the pillow

We have registered nurses on staff that can speak with you about what may have happened to your child while they were using a head shaping pillow.

Contact our team today to learn more about your options with a free case evaluation.

Choosing a Baby Head Shaping Pillow Lawyer

There are several key characteristics to look for when choosing a baby head shaping pillow lawyer to handle your claim.

Make sure to look for a law firm that has: 

  • Free Case Evaluations: Sokolove Law helps our potential clients understand their legal options and eligibility by offering free, no-obligation case evaluations.
  • Representation Nationwide: As one of the first truly national law firms, we have an office and licensed attorney in nearly every state. Our lawyers have helped clients all across the country.
  • Results, Resources, and Experience: Over the last 40+ years, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of clients get compensation for their injuries, recovering over $8.7 Billion nationwide.

Our lawyers are compassionate towards those facing the unimaginable grief of something happening to their child — and relentless in our pursuit of justice against the company that has caused them harm.

Get Help Filing an Infant Head Shaping Pillow Lawsuit with Sokolove Law

If your child was hurt or killed because of an infant head shaping pillow, you may be able to file a baby head shaping pillow lawsuit against the manufacturer of the unsafe product.

Sokolove Law has decades of experience handling product liability cases for clients just like you. We may be able to help you take legal action against the negligent product manufacturer that hurt your child.

Get a free legal consultation or call (800) 995-1212 today to learn if you are eligible to file an infant head shaping pillow lawsuit.

Baby Head Shape Pillow Lawsuit FAQs

What is an infant head shaping pillow used for?

Companies have marketed infant head shaping pillows as a treatment for medical conditions like flat-head syndrome (plagiocephaly) and craniosynostosis.

However, there is no evidence that head shaping pillows prevent or treat any medical conditions.

You should speak with your child’s doctor if you have any concerns about your infant’s head shape or skull development.

Are infant head shaping pillows safe to use?

No. Baby head shaping pillows are unsafe and ineffective, and they should not be used under any circumstances.

In fact, the FDA recommends that anyone who owns a baby head shaping pillow should throw it away. The pillow should not be donated or given to anyone else for use.

Helmets, caps, and headbands are cleared by the FDA to address flat head syndrome in babies, but you should always consult your child’s pediatrician before attempting to treat any medical conditions.

Do I need a lawyer to file a baby head shape pillow lawsuit?

Our experienced product liability lawyers will work to make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on your family during this difficult time.

Our product liability lawyers may be able to: 

  • Explain your legal options
  • Determine your eligibility to file a lawsuit
  • Gather evidence for your case
  • File your baby head shape pillow lawsuit within the required time frame
  • Negotiate an infant head shaping pillow settlement before going to court
  • Try your case before a jury and judge in court (if a settlement was not reached)

Reach out to our team today to see if you can pursue compensation through a head shaping pillow lawsuit.

How much does an infant head shaping pillow lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, our infant head shaping pillow lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t charge any upfront or hourly costs. Our team only gets paid if you receive a payout from your lawsuit.

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Last modified: November 10, 2022

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