Mount Airy family recovers $13.5 million defective product verdict

Lasko Products, a West Chester fan maker, ordered to pay $13.5 million to family of 7 year-old Mount Airy boy who died after faulty fan motor caused house fire.

Pennsylvania product liability attorneys recover jury verdict in Common Pleas Court against Lasko Products, Inc., for defective product death.

Philadelphia, PA–A Philadelphia jury decided a defective product in a fan manufactured by West Chester based Lasko Products was the cause of a house a Mount Airy house fire that killed a 7 year-old boy. Wrongful death attorneys experienced in product liability lawsuits recovered a $13.5 million jury verdict for the grieving family of the deceased boy, Joshua Foster. As reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, a Common Pleas Court jury returned the verdict after a 13 day trial.

According to court records, product liability lawyers representing the family of Joshua Foster, alleged the 7 year-old died from burns and smoke inhalation on June 14, 2005, after a fan sparked a fire in the family’s Mount Airy home. Pennsylvania product liability attorneys argued Lasko used a Chinese made motor in the production of their portable fan which was made in 2000. The model was reported defective in 1999. The product liability attorney representing the family recovered $4 million for the Joshua’s mother, Loretta Foster; $2 million to Shaquilla, Joshua’s sister for emotional distress; $7.5 million to the estate of Joshua Foster; and $10,000 for funeral expenses.

Pennsylvania product liability attorney news by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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