Burn injuries occur when heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation damage a body’s tissue. In some cases, a product will work incorrectly, causing a burn injury to wreak havoc on a person’s everyday life. There are three types of burns. First degree affects the outer layer of the skin, second degree affects the outer layer and the layer underneath, and third degree destroys the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath. Burns are very serious, as they can cause shock and death in their most severe cases.
There have been many examples of product liability cases in the past that have brought enormous settlements based on their circumstances. For example, a hospital bed caught fire and injured a patient, which lead to the manufacturer settling for $1,000,000. In another case, a manufacturer settled on $4,000,000 when a highly flammable skirt product injured a plaintiff and caused third-degree burns.
In many burn injury cases, the manufacturer is not just settling so you can compensate for lost wages or medical bills, this will also typically include physical and emotional pain and suffering. This is due to the fact that burn injuries can lead to painful and permanent consequences, such as severe disfigurement. This is why it is important to contact us today for information about how we can handle your case. We understand that burn injuries are one of the most serious injuries you will experience. Call us today for more.