Posted March 16, 2018 05:33:13 The mother of a six-month-old baby who drowned in a pool in Hawaii last month is seeking more than $100 million in compensation.
Kona Shoshua, who is raising the child, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday alleging that the company that sold the toys was negligent.
“The company that sells the baby shark trays was negligent in failing to properly inspect the water, the materials used to make the baby sharks and the packaging to protect the baby,” attorney David Shushan said.
“They didn’t take the proper precautions when they were selling the baby’s toys.”
The baby died on April 16 when he jumped into the pool, which is located in a backyard.
The company selling the toys did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
Shushar also alleges that the mother’s family paid more than the price tag for the toys.
Shoshar is seeking $100.2 million for the death of his baby.
The infant was killed when he fell into the water at a home in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Shashar said the baby had an “incredibly strong swim bladder.”
“The baby had a swim bladder and his body was swimming around.
The mother could see the baby in the water,” Shusham told ABC News.
Shushua’s attorney said he believes the mother was wearing the wrong bathing suit.
“She was wearing a tight bathing suit, and her bikini top was pulled up on her body and her hair was out of place,” Shushar said.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, seeks a declaration that the parents of the child should receive a compensatory award.
Shumate, who owns Baby Shocker, did not respond to requests for comment, but the company did post a statement on Facebook that said, “We are saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a baby in our care and we are working to get this child’s story out.”