Electric Blanket Burn Injury Attorney | Heating Pad Lawsuits
Electric Blanket Burn Injury Attorney | Heating Pad Lawsuits
Heating pads and electric blankets are popular products manufactured and distributed throughout the U.S. and sold internationally as well. However, often times these products can cause serious burn injuries if they are defective.
Both heating pads and electric blankets produce heat to targeted parts of your body in order to keep the user warm. Additionally the user of the product selects the desired temperature with a device and sets his/her desired setting. However these products can be a product liability issue or defective when they super heat to dangerous levels or cause electrical malfunctions causing fire. If you have been injured read below for more information.
Elderly and Infant Children at a Heightened Risk: Children and our elderly population are at an increased risk of sustaining serious burn injuries resulting from faulty and defective electric blankets and heat pads. Young Children, in particular infants, lack the cognitive senses to detect the dangerous increase in the heat of the device. In many in stances the elderly are not able to reposition their bodies away from the increasing heat, or change the setting of the electric device. Another group highly susceptible to electric heating pad burn injuries include those who are made immobile due to an ailment or spinal cord injury.
Product Liability Cases for Defective Electric Blankets
If you have been injured from using either of the above products you will have any of the following claims to allege, strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and failure to warn. A product is considered defective when at the time it was sold there was a defect making the product dangerous. Failure to warn by the manufacturer of the potential risks and the product is inherently defective by design.
Breach of Products Warranty: Breach of Warranty claim exists when the primary focus is on the products ability to meet and the necessary commercial standards. It a breach of warranty award is provided then the injured party may be entitled to consequential damages for your injuries. Consequential damages are damages suffered as a result of the defective product.
Labeling Defect: Failure to warn cases depend on the jurisdiction the injury took place or the product sold. Generally they require a showing that if the warnings were in place the individual would have acted differently. In electric blanket cases a certain products that fail to warn of fire hazards or restrict use are considered defective. Examples include a failure to warn that the product cannot be left on for a certain number of hours, or cannot be used in water or placed under a blanket.
With any type of defective product case it is important to evaluate whether it can be a design or manufacturer defect. Therefore, you must preserve any evidence or information regarding the injuries.
Electric Heating Blanket Lawsuits – What to bring with you when meeting with your attorney
Here is a list of what to bring with you during your free consultation.
Receipts for purchase of the product, this includes any receipt for the return of the product;
Packaging including original box, numeric serial information and any other labeling or original packaging information;
Warning or instruction booklets which were sold or came with the product;
Images, videos or photographs of the product, damage caused and or injuries;
If any repairs were made make sure to bring reports or receipt of service;
If a doctor was sought for your injuries bring any and all medical information;
In the event that you have lost work bring any documentation of lost wages;
Witness statements if applicable.
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It is not required that you bring this information. However, to better evaluate your case the more information you provide the more efficient the process becomes. Additionally documentation can only help to improve your case. Do not be discouraged if the above information is not entirely present, just locate and prepare as much of the above mentioned information as possible, our office will help you through the remainder of the process.
Wrongful Death Claims – Death Cause by Electric Blankets and Heating Pads
If your loved one has perished from the use of a defective product you may have a claim for damages. California Wrongful Death statutes allow for recovery when there is death resulting from a defective product or wrongful conduct. California law permits the next of kin including spouses, children or others with a blood relationship to file a claim on their behalf. To better understand your rights under a wrongful death claim read the following on wrongful death.
Not all family members are entitled to bring forth a wrongful death case and you have only a certain amount of time to bring forward a claim for injuries. Generally you are entitled a statutory two year period if it is against a private entity or person. However, if the harm was caused by a public entity you have six months to file your claim to preserve the statue.
Contact our Defective Product Attorney for a review on your case
If you have been burned or injured in any way from the use of such products, contact our offices for a free consultation of your case. We will help you evaluate whether there is a case.
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