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$15.5M settlement reached for Oklahoma girl injured by window cord

A St. Louis law firm said it obtained a $15.5 million settlement for a 3-year-old girl in Oklahoma who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she became entangled in the cord of a window blind.

James T. Corrigan of O’Leary Shelton Corrigan Peterson Dalton & Quillin said that the girl suffered an anoxic brain injury and is g-tube dependent.

The suit alleged she was strangled on a loop formed by a defective and unreasonably dangerous cord connector, which the plaintiffs alleged should have been a break-away connector.

Corrigan’s firm has won several victories for families of children injured by window blind cords, including a $25 million verdict last year on behalf of a Utah family whose 3-year-old daughter died after becoming entangled.

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Product liability

Venue: Oklahoma state court

Case Number/Date: Confidential/Jan. 21, 2022

Special Damages: $20,000,000 life care plan (plaintiff); $8,000,000 life care plan (defendant)

Caption: Confidential

Plaintiffs’ Attorneys: James T. Corrigan and James D. O’Leary Jr., O’Leary Shelton Corrigan Peterson Dalton & Quillin, St. Louis; Michael Carr, Carr & Carr, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Defendant’s Attorney: Confidential

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