Family of deceased baby awarded NT$4.4 million in compensation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/04
By: Liu Shih-yi and Ko Lin

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Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) A Keelung couple has been awarded NT$4.4 million (US$144,570) in compensation after winning their civil suit against the parties responsible for making and selling a product they argued resulted in the death of their son.

The case dates back to 2015, when the couple's 5-month-old baby boy died from suffocation after his head was trapped between his mattress and a 1.1-meter long by 70 centimeter high convertible mesh bed rail that was installed along one side of the mattress.

The couple first pressed criminal charges, but when the case reached the Taiwan High Court, they decided to seek financial compensation by filing a civil suit against Pan Yung-chu (潘永珠), the owner of the company marketing the bed rail ST Baby Co.

Also named in the suit were Pan's contractor who actually made the product, and the retail store that sold them the item.    [FULL  STORY]

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