Category – Burn Injury
A boiler tank explosion occurred in December 2010 and caused a burn injury to a North Wildwood, New Jersey resident, according to an article in The Cape May County Herald. Steam pressure built up in the tank, which caused it to shoot through the wall of an apartment building into the neighboring building, causing significant damage to both structures. A man in his 60s was taken to the Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment of second degree burns. While the boiler explosion did not cause a fire, fire fighters from both North Wildwood stations were dispatched to respond to the emergency.
Where a piece of equipment, such as a boiler tank, malfunctions, or, is not properly monitored or maintained, and, an explosion occurs, the responsible parties may be held legally responsible for their negligent conduct and any resulting injuries or property damage.
Burn injuries in New Jersey, whether resulting from exposure to fire, steam, chemicals, or another source, are painful and can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scalding burns, which are typically attributed to hot liquid or steam, account for 33 to 58 percent of all burn patient admissions in the United States. Additionally, individuals aged 65 and older often require more extensive treatment for burns than a younger person since age related health issues play a role in healing and recovery time.
If you have sustained a burn injury in New Jersey and you suspect that someone else’s negligence may have caused that injury, contact the experienced New Jersey burn injury attorneys at Blume Goldfaden. To schedule a no cost consultation to find out how we can help you, call 973-635-5400.
A mother and her son sustained severe burn injuries in a New Jersey fire which apparently originated on a bedroom mattress. According to a news report in The Times of Trenton, the fire occurred in a home on Allison Road in East Windsor. The 42-year-old son and his 69-year-old mother were seriously burned when the son’s mattress caught fire. The son sustained severe burns to his lower extremities and is in critical condition while his mother is listed in stable condition. It is unclear from the report what caused the fire and if the flammability of the mattress played a significant role in the injuries sustained.
Mattress and bedding fires often lead to serious injury or fatalities. The 1973 Federal Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses was created to reduce the incidence of mattress fires and related injuries. Defective products such as mattresses that do not comport with flammability standards can cause larger, more rapidly spreading fires; and, can serious personal injuries or fatalities.
Victims of defective products, including mattresses, bedding and sleepwear, should consult with an experienced New Jersey product liability lawyer who will work with investigators to help determine if liability rests with the products’ designers, manufacturers, and/or distributors. Those injured in such cases have the potential to obtain compensation for scarring, physical pain, disability, disfigurement and suffering, unpaid medical expenses and lost earnings
The New Jersey burn injury attorneys at Blume Goldfaden help protect the rights of burn injury victims. You can call our offices at 973-635-5400 to discuss your potential burn injury case at no cost.