A 2-year-old girl who suffered catastrophic burns to 60% of her body when a pressure cooker exploded nearby her in September 2015 has had one of her legs amputated after doctors were unable to restore circulation to the limb.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
January 2, 2018 – Two-year-old Samantha Gonzalez was taking a bath in the kitchen sink at her grandmother’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in September 2015, when a nearby pressure cooker exploded, according to ABC News 10. The explosion severely burned the toddler, forcing doctors to amputate one of her legs in order to save her life.
“I guess it was an accident,” said Tiana Gonzalez, Samantha’s mother. “I felt really, really sad since she’s my only baby girl.”
Samantha was taken to a local hospital and then transported to the burn unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where she was treated for nearly a month. Doctors said 2nd and 3rd degree burns covered 60% of the toddler’s body, and that her injuries were so severe that it caused kidney and liver failure.
Toddler Burned by Pressure Cooker Has Leg Amputated: ABC News Video
Samantha’s parents said the child has been fighting for her life ever since the incident, and that even after the amputation, she is likely to need additional surgeries due to complications from the burns.
Power Pressure Cooker Settlement
A class action settlement is now providing owners of allegedly defective Tristar power pressure cookers with warranty extensions and credits toward purchases of new products. However, if you or someone you know has been injured by one of these appliances, you need to opt out of this class action settlement now and contact our law firm immediately. The settlement does not provide compensation for your injuries, and if you fail to opt-out by June 4, 2018, you may lose your eligibility to pursue compensation seeking damages. Contact our lawyers now to learn more.
Do I have a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in pressure cooker lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.