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Chicago Area Family Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturer of Slalom Glider

Pre-teen Girl Sustains Broken Limbs from Falls Off the Slide Which Was Subsequently Recalled

CHICAGO, IL - A Chicago area family, Linda and Mark Jacobs and their daughter Bridy Jacobs announced at a news conference on Monday, April 2, that they have filed lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Court against Landscape Structures, Inc., in Delano, Minn., a major manufacturer of playground equipment, for injuries incurred when their young daughter fell off a slide, the Evos Slalom Glider, which has since been recalled (Case No. 12CV2373). Bridy, the victim, suffered a broken arm and emotional distress from a June 10, 201l fall off the slide in Sauganash Park, Chicago.

The news conference was held in the office of attorney Antonio Romanucci, a partner in Romanucci & Blandin, who is representing the Jacobs Family.

The U. S. Product Safety Commission has recalled the product, which was sold to schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide, between January 2006 and December 2011. About 900 of the 6-foot-high slides, which cost $2,300 each, were sold. The slide lacked a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children fell when moving to the slide and when descending the chute.

These unfortunate accidents, which have happened all over the country, have impacted the injured children and their families, and disrupted their lives,” said Romanucci. “The families have incurred numerous medical expenses, and their children have suffered emotionally from the traumas associated with the falls.”

Romanucci & Blandin is also representing another local family whose daughter was injured from a fall from a Slalom Glider. Ava Luzzi, daughter of Megan and Michael Luzzi, suffered a broken femur on April 9, 2011, when she fell off the slide located in York Commons Park, in Elmhurst, Ill.

Romanucci & Blandin is one of Illinois’ top plaintiff’s personal injury and civil trial practice law firms, representing individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. The firm has won more than $200 million in settlements and verdicts. The firm is located at 33 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60602. Further information is available at www.rblaw.net or by calling 312-458-1000.