It is the responsibility of manufacturers to produce products that are safe and reliable. When a customer buys and uses a defective product, the result can be bodily injury or damage to the surrounding area. A Texas woman and her husband have reached a settlement for financial compensation in a lawsuit they brought against the company after using a defective product.
The woman had bought a pressure cooker that was advertised as being able to preserve the nutritional elements of the food it cooked. She followed the included instructions and prepared part of the meal her family would eat. After the food was thoroughly steamed, she unplugged the pressure cooker; however, two hours later, the lid flew off. The food inside the cooker spewed all over the front of the woman's body, causing severe burns.
According to the attorney representing the woman and her husband, his practice alone has approximately a dozen other claims against companies that manufactured pressure cookers, yet people all over the country have filed legal action from severe injuries and damages sustained from defective cookers. For this particular case, the situation was recreated numerous times in a controlled setting, and the lid blew off every time. The amount of the settlement and other details of the lawsuit were not given in a report.
Injuries from a defective product can be devastating. Companies should be held accountable to those who suffer as a result of using their products. There are attorneys in Texas who have experience representing clients who have been injured because the design and manufacture of a certain product does not meet advertised expectations.
Source: lawyersandsettlements.com, "Tristar Pressure Cooker Company and Texas Couple Reach Settlement", Brenda Craig, Sept. 10, 2017