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$1.4 Million Settlement in Death of Boy Strangled by Blinds Cord

Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a settlement of $1.4 million on behalf of the parents of an 18-month-old boy who died after he was strangled by a looped vertical blind cord on July 30, 2010, in the Lake Bluff apartment where his family lived.  The toddler strangled to death on a long, looped cord, which was installed between 1988 to 1990, and had no permanent warnings regarding the strangulation hazard from looped cords that are not secured to the wall.


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