A New Jersey couple sustained serious burn injuries from a fire in their home that was started by a malfunctioning microwave oven. WPIX reports that the couple suffered their injuries while trying to extinguish the fire, which quickly spread from the microwave oven to their mattress. The woman suffered severe burns over 50 percent of her body and the man sustained burns to his hands and arms. The young couple from Edison, New Jersey was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their two children were not harmed in the fire.
Burn injuries can result in profound pain and physical suffering. Depending upon the severity of the burns, extensive treatment, including surgery may be required. In many cases, scarring or disfigurement from burn injuries may be irreversible, resulting in the need for prolonged psychological counseling.
According to statistics from the American Burn Association, about 3,500 people die each year as a result of residential fires in the United States; and, approximately 60,000 people are admitted to burn centers in the nation’s hospital as a result of serious burn injuries.
When a product malfunctions and causes injuries, victims may file a product liability claim against the manufacturer, designer, and/or distributor of the defective product. The legal concept of “product liability” helps hold manufacturers and distributors of dangerous or defective products accountable for the damages their products cause.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn or other injuries due to a defective product you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, damages and losses. The New Jersey burn injury lawyers at Blume Forte understand the impact a severe burn has on the lives of victims and their family members. We offer no-cost consultations to those who have been injured. Call 973-635-5400 for a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim.