Pressure Cooker Company Agrees to $26 M Settlement for Young Burn Victim
A settlement has been reached in the case of a young girl who was severely burned by a pressure cooker. The child’s family agreed to a $26 million settlement, which will assist the family with medical treatment and other assistance needed as a result of her injuries.
The victim was 2 years old at the time the injury occurred. According to the lawsuit, the 8-quart pressure cooker had a faulty lock system, which allowed the lid to be opened while the device was operating. The child suffered serious burns, which had to be treated in the hospital. She then developed sepsis while in the hospital, which resulted in needing multiple amputations.
The victim’s parents filed a lawsuit against the distributor of the pressure cooker, Lifetime Brands Inc. According to the lawsuit, the company imported the pressure cooker from China, marketing it under the brand Vasconia. The plaintiff alleged the device was not reviewed for safety. Moreover, Lifetime Brands allegedly asked the manufacturer to increase the device’s capacity to 8 quarts, which affected the locking mechanism.
“This family’s life is forever changed because of the harm done by the defective product. Thankfully, they will have the settlement compensation to help them with future expenses,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
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