She sues a bunk bed maker over a Little League player fall, and says she recommended guard rails

A Pennsylvania company sued by the family of an injured player at the University of Utah Little League said bunk beds come with a recommendation to use guard rails.

savoy contract furniture for montoursville and little league baseball cana I filed a lawsuit recently By the family of Easton Oliverson, 12, who fractured his skull when he fell from a bunk bed while sleeping in the players’ dorms for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in South Williamsport in August.

The lawsuit filed by Jess and Nancy Oliverson in Philadelphia Court of Common Place alleges that both were negligent because the family did not have penises. According to the lawsuit, Little League Baseball failed to equip the bunk beds with rails to protect its occupants, causing Easton Oliverson to fall and the Savoy sold “dangerous and defective” bunk beds which “caused significant and permanent injuries to Easton.”

Little League Baseball and Savoy said they do not comment on the pending lawsuits. Savoy, in an email today, briefly described her procedure when selling bunk beds.

Savoy Furniture cannot comment on the pending lawsuits.

However, our Standard Operating Procedures when citing dressing-capable single beds add guardrails and ladders to the quote and clearly state “For safety and preventing falls, Savoy strongly recommends the use of guard rails and stairs when bunk or raised beds. “

In addition to making a quote, there are two warning signs installed on each bed that recommend the use of guard rails and stairs for any bunk or loft bed, Adam Savoy, vice president of Savoy Contract Furniture, said in the email.

Easton, 12, of St. George, Utah, was initially treated at Geisinger Jeanette Wes Children’s Hospital in Danville. After falling out of bed. He fell two days before the 2022 Junior World Championships started. His team, Snow Canyon All Stars, was the first team from Utah to go to the LLWS. The team represents the mountainous region.

After undergoing surgery on Geisinger on the day he fell, August 15, and again on August 26, Easton was transferred to Children’s Primary Hospital in Salt Lake City. His family said on Facebook On Saturday, September 17, Easton reported “multiple infections” and “started having multiple episodes each day that doctors are now working on.”

On Monday, September 19, the Olivers family reported that Easton has been sent home where he will continue to recover. The family said Easton “still has a very long way to go.”

Ken Fulginiti, owner/partner at Duffy + Fulginiti, the company that filed the lawsuit, said he was aware of one more case of a boy who had suffered a concussion in the same way in the dorms in 2019.

Fulgenetti said he spoke to the boy’s father who told him, “In his dealings with Little League, they promised they would have bed rails for these kids. And that was three years ago. There is no reason they need bunk beds and no reason not to have handrails.”

Fulgenetti said his company was due to inspect the dormitory where the accident occurred, but said Little League had canceled the inspection “and indicated they would prefer to file a lawsuit.”

A photo in the Parents’ Handbook shows three sets of wood bunk beds nearby with ladder-type cutouts at each end, drawers underneath and no handrails. Players reside in Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove, part of the Little League International complex.

The day after Easton fell, the Little League said it was Remove the bunk beds from the player’s residence. At the time, Kevin Fountain, Senior Director of Communications for Little League International, told PennLive that Little League decided to remove all beds from inside the dorms, rather than making sure every bed frame was placed on the floor.

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