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Family That Lost their Mother Awarded $20.6 Million


This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

Salem, MA: The widower and child of a young woman who died as a result of a defective inflatable pool slide purchased from Toys "R" Us have been awarded a $20.6 million settlement this week by the judge hearing the personal injury lawsuit.

The accident that took Robin Aleo's life happened five years ago, when she was just 29 years old. She had an 18-month old daughter at the time. Aleo was at a pool party at a relative's home when she decided to go down the six foot Banzai Falls slide head first. When she neared the bottom the slide suddenly bottomed out and Aleo hit her head on the edge of the pool, breaking her neck and sending her to hospital unable to breathe on her own and paralyzed. She died at the hospital the following day.

According to a report in the EagleTribune, Aleo is the second person to have allegedly been paralyzed by an incident involving the Banzai Falls slide. Accoring to court records, more than 4,000 of the slides were sold nationwide, without having been tested to see if it met federal safety standards.

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Published on Oct-17-11


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