Heating Pad Burn Injury Lawsuit – Defective Heating Pads
Recently, a woman filed a lawsuit after suffering burns
all over her body due to a heating pad. According to the details of the woman’s claim, she placed the electric heating pad over herself before going to sleep. Trusting the automatic shutoff feature, the woman fell asleep without worry. She later woke up to her bed linens and mattress on fire. The woman sustained burns to her back and her hands, which resulted in permanent scarring. The woman pursued a claim against the company that manufactured the defective electric heating pad
– specifically for negligently making a defective product
available for consumer purchase.
Unfortunately, cases like the one described above are common. Innocent victims purchase products with the expectation that they are safe to use. Before they know it, the defective product malfunctions and they are harmed in one way or another. Have you experienced a heating pad burn injury
due to a defective product? Did the electric heating pad that you purchased cause you electric heating pad burns? If you were injured by a defective heating pad, you might have grounds to pursue a product liability claim against the company
that negligently made the defective product available for purchase.
Have you considered the possibility of filing a defective product lawsuit
against the manufacturer of the defective electric heating pad? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience. If you are in need of legal assistance after suffering heating pad burn injuries
, do not hesitate to contact
the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our attorneys have many years of experience handling a variety of injury claims, including burn injury claims surrounding defective products. If you would like to discuss your current situation with the burn injury and product liability lawyers at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact us today
and request to speak with our experts. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need.
About Heating Pads
Heating pads are convenient products that can be used for a number of reasons. Some heating pads come in the form of blankets to help stay warm during cold days or nights. Some heating pads are designed to provide pain relief on specific areas of the body. Other heating pads are sometimes even designed for pets. Regardless of the specific purpose of the heating pad, it is a product that consumers are bringing into their homes – around themselves and around their loved ones. Heating pads are generally equipped with a thermostat, a timer function, and an auto shut-off function. When these essential functions are not working as they should, heating pads could reach dangerous levels, which could cause fires (like the example case mentioned above) and lead to injuries (heating pad burn injuries are not exclusive to fires
Value of a Burn Injury Claim
The Risk of Burn Injuries
As mentioned above, the risk of burn injuries due to heating pads is great. The risk of burn injuries increases when essential functions (such as the thermostat, timer functions, and shut-off features) are not working as they should work. When heating pads get too hot, they could cause fires – when there is contact with flammable products, like sheets or curtains, for example. Even if heating pads do not cause fires, they can cause burn injuries if the heating pad is directly touching the victims’ body. Heating pads are usually associated with both first-degree and second-degree burns. Did you suffer burns because of a defective heating pad? Do you believe that your burn injuries could have been avoided had the heating pad not been defective? If you suffered any harm as a direct cause of a defective product, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as you might have grounds to pursue a product liability claim.
Liability for Defective Products
How is the heating pad defective? Is there a defect in labeling, design, or manufacturing? Is the company liable for the harm that you suffered? In general, companies have the duty to ensure that their products are safe for their intended use. In other words, they must ensure that their products are safe to make available to their consumers. If they negligently make defective products available to their consumers, they will likely be liable for all the harm directly caused by their defective product. If you would like to learn more about company liability for defective products – such as defective heating pads – do not hesitate to contact our experts
as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to understand liability in defective product cases.
Heating Pad Burn Injuries in Different Care Facilities
These devices are very commonly used in nursing homes, elderly care centers, hospice care locations, elderly day care services, in-home nursing care services, physical therapy centers, day cares, and hospitals, for instance. These devices are typically used for the elderly – especially those who already have issues therefore needed services from some of the facilities mentioned above. These devices are also used for young children in day cares and some of these other facilities. Unfortunately, both the elderly and young children often cannot express themselves clearly – or are often disregarded by those who are supposed to be caring for them. They might complain of the discomfort or even pain associated with the heating pad, but they might not be able to express it clearly or at all. In fact, some of them might even be unconscious while they are getting burned by a heating pad.
Who is liable if a patient is burned by a heating pad at a nursing home, hospital, or day care? These care facilities all have a duty of care towards those in their facilities and under their care. Failing to test their heating pads to ensure that they work correctly and do not get too hot and failing to check on their patients while the heating pad is on, for instance, are all examples of breaching the duty of care. If you or your loved one suffered burn injuries while under the care of any of the different care facilities mentioned above, then you could definitely have grounds to sue.
Of course, as previously discussed, the issue could be that the heating pad was defective. However, these facilities have a duty to keep their patients safe – this means that they have to be able to identify and address risks to avoid injury to those under their care. These owners of these facilities could be liable for any resulting burn injuries.
If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for heating pad burn injuries, do not hestiate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
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Your Right to Sue and Receive Compensation
Without a doubt, you have the right to file a heat pad burn injury lawsuit and receive compensation. What type of compensation could you receive? How much compensation could you receive? The type and amount of compensation that you could receive depends on the specific details of your claim. Although every claim is different, the victims of burn injuries due to defective products are sometimes eligible to recover the following forms of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The burn injury lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our product liability lawyers are ready to help you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your product liability claim – do not hesitate to contact our law firm
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Is Your Claim Subject to a Statute of Limitations?
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If claims are not filed within the deadline set by the statute of limitations, claimants will lose their right to sue – and their right to receive compensation. What is the statute of limitations for product liability claims? In California, product liability claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. However, there are many exceptions that could toll or extend the time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If you would like to learn more about the timeline that applies to your defective heating pad claim, contact the burn injury and product liability lawyers
at Downtown L.A. Law Group
at your earliest convenience.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you suffered burn injuries because of a defective heating pad, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The defective product attorneys
at our law firm have many years of experience successfully handling burn injury claims and product liability claims. If you would like our lawyers to evaluate your claim and provide you with the legal assistance necessary to start or continue your claim, contact Downtown L.A. Law Group
as soon as possible.
When you contact our law firm
, you could benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions
, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Whether you want to begin your claim or you want to redirect your claim after it was misguided by an incompetent attorney, you could trust the defective product and burn injury lawyers at our law firm. Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of a Zero-Fee guarantee
which ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will never have to pay anything until their claims are successful, and they recover the compensation that they deserve. If you are ready to discuss your product liability claim with our burn injury lawyers, contact Downtown L.A. Law Group
and request to meet with our lawyers.