This type of injury occurs when the electrical circuits contact with water, steam, or the heat melts the wires and creates a short-circuit. Explosions occur when the lid is opened too soon, or a leaky seal allows the content to blow out of the pot.
The boy, Chase Bodily, suffered 2nd-degree burns over 14% of his body when a bubble exploded out of a pressure cooker and splattered him with boiling-hot liquid. His mother said the pressure cooker indicated that the pot roast was done cooking, so she released the steam and removed the lid.
The boy’s parents rushed him to the bathroom, took off his clothing, and poured cool water over his body. Chase was airlifted to the University of Utah Burn Center and spent 12 days in the hospital.
“She saw the cover of the pressure cooker detach and steam and boiling water splattering all over the nanny and Shaka. Sheila Kitchener, a 65-year-old grandmother, suffered horrific burn injuries when the lid of her Russell Hobbs pressure cooker blew off and “sent boiling hot potato flying onto her face.” She has blisters across her face, extensive burns on her shoulder, and eye injuries because she was wearing glasses.
Pressure cookers can cause severe scalds, burns, and tissue damage. Scalds and steam explosions are extremely dangerous because they can burn large sections of skin.
Shock can lead to death as a result of a sudden drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and multi-organ system failure. The person may need surgery to transplant a healthy patch of skin onto the burned area.
Skin graft surgery is extremely painful and often leaves a person with permanent scarring. A 2-year-old girl from Florida had to have her left leg amputated after suffering severe burns over 60% of her body when a pressure cooker exploded and overflowed at her grandmother’s house.
Her grandmother was bathing the child in the sink on September 14, 2015, when the pressure cooker exploded steam and boiling-hot liquid. Clark Bailey, 28, suffered 3rd-degree burns when he opened a pressure cooker too soon and it exploded hot foot into his face.
The woman, 25-year-old Ruler Priestly of Grey abbey, said she used a wooden spoon to slide open the vent to release some pressure, so she could add more ingredients. She believes she would have been permanently blinded if she had not been wearing her glasses, and her choice of T-shirt likely saved her from being severely scarred on her chest.
In 2011, a 79-year-old woman in Miami, Florida almost bled to death when her pressure cooker blew up and cut off her leg. The woman was cooking when the pressure cooker exploded and, sending boiling-hot food and metal shrapnel flying through the air.
One piece of the cooker hit her in the leg above her ankle and caused a deep laceration that bled profusely. The tourniquet likely saved her life, but may have decreased circulation to the leg and caused tissue death that required amputation.
Medical officials said Mrs. García died almost immediately as a result of major head injuries. One of the most horrific deaths occurred in 2012, when a 62-year-old factory worker at named Jose Medina was trapped inside an industrial-sized pressure cooker with 12,000 pounds of tuna as he was cleaning it.
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs. Electric pressure cookers are swiftly growing in popularity in kitchens across the country.
In some cases, electric pressure cookers can malfunction and caused injury and damages even when you are properly following the instructions. A pressure cooker uses high pressure to accelerate the cooking time of a variety of foods.
The pressure cooker has a special id that seals and keeps the steam and pressure inside the cooker and dramatically increase the boiling point of whatever you cook. Major injuries can occur as a result, including scalding of all parts of the body, trauma to the body from the exploding lid, possible brain trauma as a result of the blunt force, or even injuries from shrapnel if any part of the pressure cooker breaks apart.
Electric pressure cookers are supposed to have safety devices to lock them to prevent any injuries. You can seek compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, your lost wages from your job, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and even compensation for future wages if you are no longer able to do your job.
Pressure cookers are heralded by manufacturers as an inexpensive and expedient way for people to quickly cook delicious, nutritious meals. A pressure cooker with a defect is a dangerous product: numerous individuals have been severely hurt by their pressure cookers.
Some pressurecookeraccidents that illustrate the variety and severity of injuries that can result from a pressure cooker explosion or electrocution include: In January 2019, a 9-year-old child and his grandmother both suffered severe burn injuries after a pressure cooker exploded.
In October 2018, a young boy was severely burned when a “bubble” of hot liquid from a pressure cooker burst and splattered on him while he was holding onto his mother’s leg. Injured individuals who succeed in their lawsuits against Tristan may be entitled to receive a monetary judgment award that provides them with financial compensation to address any medical bills, surgeries, prescription medications, lost wages and other income, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, and mental pain or suffering In cases where the injured person is a child, that child’s family may be entitled to also recover the cost of any home healthcare services or other assistance the child may need throughout the child’s life.
The Law Offices of Jason Urchin has the unique experience that makes all the difference in the outcome of you or your loved one’s pressure cooker injury lawsuit. Our law firm is deeply involved in this litigation and our lawyers have represented over 200 clients who have been severely burned by exploding pressure cookers.
If you decide to file a pressure cooker claim, we will never charge any fees or costs unless we recover money for you. Learn more about the pressure cooker litigation team at Johnson Becker and Meet the Attorney and Co-Chair of our Consumer Products and Mass Tort Department.
Recent PressureCooker Lawsuits Filed By Johnson // Becker Pressure cookers have been marketed aggressively on television and in retail stores promising quick, tasty meals. Unfortunately for some unsuspecting consumers, their defectively designed pressure cookers have exploded; spewing hot liquids across their kitchen and severely burning them and others nearby.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of almost 1 million defective Crock-Pot pressure cookers. All five lawsuits allege that Tristan Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the Power PressureCooker XL, has misrepresented the safety of its pressure cookers.
To learn how we can help you and your family by filing a pressure cooker lawsuit, please contact us for a Free Case Evaluation. PressureCooker Overview Pressure cookers, sometimes called “multi-pots”, “one-pots”, “instant pots or instants”, and “crock pots” are used by kitchen novices and professionals alike due to their ability to both heat and cook food, saving time and cleanup.
Pressure cookers work by trapping heat in a pot within a secure lid to prevent steam from escaping. Electric pressure cookers come with features such as a timer, temperature gauge, food-specific settings and some even have Bluetooth technology.
Both manual and electric versions feature a safety valve to release the pressure before opening the lid. Oftentimes pressure cookers reach temperatures far above 200 degrees, making their reliability of the utmost importance.
If you review the complaints linked above you will start to notice that although our clients used different products and sustained different injuries, they all experienced some sort of pressure cooker malfunction. A client of ours in Milford, Delaware suffered serious and substantial burn injuries from her Instant Pot.
In addition, the incident occurred as the result of Defendants’ failure to redesign the pressure cooker, despite the existence of economical, safer alternative designs. In another case, ABC News reported a woman in Texas suffered severe burns after her pressure cooker exploded in her kitchen.
She was using a towel, as some users like to do, to clean up the moisture from the steam escaping her Instant Pot pressure cooker. Multiple brands and versions of pressure cookers have caused severe injury to users.
The plaintiffs in the case sued Axiomatic USA and Kohl’s Department Stores after their pressure cooker exploded causing the wife to suffer serious burn injuries. According to the lawsuit, the woman was making a meal that she had made four times previously when all of a sudden her pressure cooker exploded with steam and hot water causing second and third-degree burns.
Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Underway Consumers who purchased a Tristan Power PressureCooker between March 1, 2013, and January 19, 2018, could be eligible for compensation as part of a proposed class action lawsuit settlement with Tristan Products Inc. If you do not opt-out by June 4, 2018, you may forever lose your claim to bring an individual lawsuit against the manufacturer of this pressure cooker.
We are actively filing new pressure cooker lawsuits across the county and you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.