Massachusetts Supremes Back $21M Toys R Us Slide Death Verdict

The highest court in Massachusetts affirmed a $20.6 million verdict against Toys R Us Inc. after a 28-year-old woman died using a Chinese pool slide that did not meet federal import requirements. The court awarded the money to the family of Robin Aleo, who suffered severe neck injuries after an inflatable pool slide imported and sold by Toys “R” Us collapsed cause her head to strike the pool’s deck. Aleo was taken to a local hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. In the Supreme Judicial Court ruling, the court upheld the original finding of a superior court jury that found Toys “R” Us “grossly negligent in importing and selling the slide.” A superior court judge had denied Toys “R” Us’s motion for a new trial and verdict reduction. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured from a consumer product, contact us immediately. Read the article here.