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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Parent’s Death at the University of North Carolina Caused by Lack of Bed Rail

A 49-year-old woman from Rocky Mount, North Carolina was visiting her daughter at the University of North Carolina where she fell off a bunk bed and suffered a fatal head injury. After this woman’s wrongful death near Raleigh, North Carolina, the demand for safety rails on the university’s bunk beds has soared.

UNC usually receives roughly 30 requests a year for safety rails, but has recently provided over 300 of its students with safety rails. Due to the surging demand for the safety rails, UNC has order 800 additional rails. The university is now considering supplying safety rails for all of the bunk beds on campus. This would require that the university order 8,500 safety rails that would cost about $250,000.

University campuses are responsible for making sure all students and their visiting parents are safe. This means that the entire premises of each campus have the proper safety measures in place, including safety rails on bunk beds, to prevent the personal injury or wrongful death of anyone on campus.

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is devastating especially if the death could have been prevented. If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death in Raleigh, North Carolina, please contact the Cochran Firm to speak with one of our experienced Raleigh wrongful death attorneys about your case.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:40 AM

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