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Burn Injury Lawsuits- Lacquer Finish Fires

Kathalene E. Willis5 years ago

Severe burns are among the most painful, and life-threatening injuries a person can experience. When these injuries are caused by defects or negligence, the responsible parties may be held financially responsible for damages caused.

Burn Injury Lawsuits

Burns are the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States- about 4,000 Americans die of burn injuries every year,

Burns are severe injuries that are both physically painful and psychologically damaging. Each year, thousands of adults and children suffer horrific burns due to defective products, negligent manufactures, or careless property owners. Therapy to heal burns is often excruciating, time consuming and extremely expensive. It is for this reason that burn victims may choose to file a lawsuit to recover damages for these injuries.

Burn Victim Gets $11M in Product Liability Lawsuits

A man who was badly burned while lacquering a floor will receive more than $11 million in two separate suits against the product’s manufacturer and distributor. In his lawsuits, the man alleged that the lacquer package was not labeled with proper warnings or precautions that would have helped him to avoid the fire. The case against the product distributor settled for $7 million; the case against the manufacturer settled for 4 million.

Worker Burned by Floor Lacquer Gets $18M from Employer

In 2003, an apartment complex worker was lacquering the floor of an apartment when the pilot light ignited the lacquer and set him on fire. He sustained second- and third-degree burns all over his body which required more than 20 surgeries to treat. The man filed suit against the apartment complex, claiming they told him the pilot light was turned off. The jury sided with the plaintiff and awarded damages of more than $18 million.

Contact an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney

Thomas J. Henry is a personal injury law firm with offices in Corpus Christi, Texas and Houston, Texas representing burn victims nationwide. Our priority is to provide our clients with the best legal representation. Our experienced trial attorneys are committed to defending your rights in personal injury matters including burn injuries caused by auto accidents, workplace injuries, or defective products.


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