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Pressure Cooker Explosion Burns Baby in Idaho

A 2-year-old boy in Idaho was severely burned last month after an escaping bubble in a pressure cooker exploded, spewing boiling food onto him and his mother.

October 2, 2018 – Chayse Bodily suffered 2nd-degree burns to 14% of his body from the exploding pressure cooker, and spent 12 days at the University of Utah Burn Center before being released Sept. 21, according to the Post Register.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a burn or other injury from an exploding pressure cooker, 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.

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The incident occurred on Sept. 9, as the Bodily family spent the afternoon installing French doors at their house. Chayse’s mother, Angela, was preparing a pot roast in the pressure cooker for dinner that evening. When the device signaled that the roast was done cooking, she released the steam and removed the lid, per the instructions that came with the cooker. She was preparing to add some potatoes in with the roast, as Chayse hugged her left leg.

Then a bubble exploded from under the pot roast.

“It just shot up like a geyser,” Angela said. “I was in shock and I saw the baby slipping in it.”

Standing in the doorway, Chayse’s father Travis saw the explosion and immediately grabbed the boy up off the floor. Travis rushed him to the bathroom and took off his son’s clothes, which were drenched in boiling juices.

“I ran to the bathroom,” the boys mother said. “And I could see his skin coming off. The scariest thing you’ll ever see is the skin rolling off your baby’s body.”

Travis then used a bucket to pour cool water over his son before rushing him to the hospital.

Do I Have a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Products 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 were harmed by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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