Pa. Infant Sling Death Suit Settled For $8M

By Dan Packel (September 9, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia woman last week reached an $8 million settlement with the manufacturer of a recalled infant sling that allegedly caused the death of her infant son, in a case that had bounced from state court to federal court and then back.

Infantino LLC agreed to pay Anthoinette Medley the settlement to put to rest a case in which she claimed that the company's SlingRider baby carrier led to the February 2009 suffocation death of of her seven-week-old son Nelsir Scott.

In March 2010, the company announced the recall of the slings after they were linked to three deaths in 2009,...

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