Attorney Michael A. Naso Drafts Safety-Focused Bill

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Michael A. Naso, founder of the Law Office of Michael A. Naso, drafts a bill to pass a law that requires entities that lease inflatable structures, to anchor them down, due to an incident where a man allegedly suffered severe injuries after being thrown off the top of a non-anchored bouncy slide with two, three-year-old children.

Michael A. Naso

The problem is that people leasing these slides know nothing about how to operate these slides safely. Worse yet, there are virtually no regulations for these slides requiring them to be anchored down.

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Attorney Michael A. Naso recently drafted a bill to pass a law that requires entities that lease inflatable structures, such as bouncy slides, to anchor them down. The bill stems from a lawsuit Naso filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Case No. BC557349). According to court documents, plaintiff Brian Grossman, was allegedly injured on June 1, 2013, at Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA, when a bouncy slide he and his 3-year-old son Merrick were on, suddenly deflated, throwing them and another child down onto the concrete more than twenty feet below.

Court documents state that Grossman was able to protect his son by holding him close to his chest and the other child by holding out his left arm, bracing the child’s fall. Both children were not injured. However, Grossman allegedly fractured his left calcaneus (heel) and tore the plantar fascia ligament. Additionally, Grossman allegedly severely strained his MCL and tore the meniscus on his right knee which required surgical repair and injured his lower back causing him constant back pain since the incident.

According to court documents, Grossman is on medication for pain management and stress caused by daily pain incurred from his injuries. The plaintiff’s doctors have also allegedly told him that his injuries and pain are permanent and he will never be as he was before the fall.

According to Grossman’s attorney Michael A. Naso, when Naso studied the contract produced by the bouncy slide rental company, it transfers all liability for negligence onto the entity leasing it. “The problem is that people leasing these slides know nothing about how to operate these slides safely,” said Naso. “Worse yet, there are virtually no regulations for these slides requiring them to be anchored down. Government records show over 100,000 people in a ten year period, mostly children, went to emergency rooms due to injuries incurred on inflatable structures.”

Because of this, Naso was inspired to draft a bill to pass a law that requires entities that lease inflatable structures, such as bouncy slides, to anchor them down. He is currently trying to get the bill made into a law and a politician to sponsor it. “We need this bill made into law to protect our children,” said Naso. A full copy of the bill can be found at http://www.naso-law.com.

About Michael A. Naso
Michael A. Naso focuses on catastrophic personal injury cases, litigation between former partners, real estate and business litigation, fraud, and breach of contract cases. For more information, please call (949) 769-3400, or follow him on Facebook. The Law Office of Michael A. Naso is located at 300 Spectrum Center Dr., Suite 1170, Irvine, CA 92618.

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