Lawsuit Blames Target For Box Lid That Fell On Toddler's Neck

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PITTSBURGH,None - A Cranberry Township couple is suing Target, claiming their 2-year-old daughter suffered a brain injury when a toy box lid fell on her.

: VIDEO: Lawsuit Blames Target For Box Lid That Fell On Toddler's Neck

Eric and Laura Surman claim their daughter, Camryn Surman, had her air supply cut off when the wicker box lid collapsed on her neck on July 20, one week after it was purchased. The toddler is in a persistent vegetative state, has no use of her arms or legs and is equipped with a tracheotomy tube, which her parents said helps her breath.

The suit filed Monday in Allegheny County court said the trunk should have been equipped with a lid support or a warning stating it isn't suitable for children or poses a suffocation risk

Their attorney, John Gismondi, said Target removed the trunk and two similar ones since the incident.

"In the space of that day, everything changed for her, her family and the rest of their lives," family attorney Gismondi said.

According to the lawsuit, the Surmans said the lid of the trunk was defective, which caused it to suddenly collapse on Camryn.

The suit seeks money to cover Camryn's medical expenses and punitive damages.

A fund forCamryn has been set up at PNC Bank. Visit any branch or contact:

PNC Bank 1340 Freedom Road Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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