Ikea Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Falling Furniture

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Wrongful death lawsuits are common in fields like healthcare where medical malpractice causes about 225,000 deaths every year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.Furniture stores are a less likely source of personal injury cases, but as a recent case proved they can be just as deadly. Ikea, the furniture retailer, is facing the second wrongful death lawsuit in less than 12 months, according to the local New York ABC affiliate ABC7NY.com.

The families of Camden Ellis and Curren Collas allege that the dressers they bought from Ikea, “lacked counterbalancing weight,” and that the furniture store knew the dressers were top and front-heavy.

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