What Should I Do if I Was Injured By My Pressure Cooker?
Call (800) 863-5312 to Speak with a Texas Instant Pot Injury Lawyer for Free
Have you or a loved one been burned by a pressure cooker? You’re not alone.
In February 2018, Instant Pot posted a warning about some of their models overheating. This post was shared nearly 2,000 times and received numerous angry comments.
By March, Instant Pot official recalled 104,000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers. You can check if your model was included in the recall by reading more from Consumer Reports’ article on the issue. They are offering free returns at Walmart.
There have been many reports of defective Instant Pots, Wolfgang Puck pots, and other pressure cookers causing serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a pressure cooker burn, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Texas pressure cooker attorney.
What Causes Pressure Cookers to Explode?
The way pressure cookers heat food can be innately dangerous to consumers if a product is defective or misused. Since the cooking process relies on a high pressure container, there is a lot of potential energy that can lead to an explosion.
These appliances cook food quickly with heat caused by pressure, as the name implies. If a consumer opens the lid of a defective unit, scalding hot food can splash out as the pressure is released.
This can leave people with serious burn injuries, as well as emotional trauma. The danger increases with certain kinds of foods, especially those high in liquid content, like chili, soup, or beans.
Common Types of Pressure Cooker Burns
Since pressure cooker explosions normally happen while someone is cooking, burn victims are likely to be standing up, or sitting nearby at the time of the incident. Most of the burn injuries will occur on the head, arms, and torso.
Tragically, this may affect small children as well. Pressure cookers can be a convenient way to quickly cook for a large family, but sadly this can mean that children are in the proximity if a pressure cooker explosion were to occur.
How Large Could My Settlement Be?
A pressure cooker burn injury may entitle you to significant compensation.
Physically, explosion-related burns can lead to costly medical treatment. You may have suffered first-, second-, or third-degree burns from your pressure cooker splashing food at you. This can lead to medical bills from skin grafts, anaesthetics, surgery, physical therapy, and more.
Likewise, there is a large amount of damages from pain and suffering associated with these types of incidients. Since the kitchen is typically associated with food, family, and comfort, having a life-changing injury take place there can have a large impact on a burn victim’s mental well-being.
After an injury, the victims may not feel safe in their own homes. The effect can be much worse for children, as they may become afraid to spend time at dinner with their family.
On top of the damage-related factors, the manufacturer likely has a large commercial insurance policy, which will further drive up potential compensation. Because of the complexity of the damages in pressure cooker burn cases, settlements amounts can be quite high.
What Should I Do If My Pressure Cooker Explodes?
Immediately after a pressure cooker burn injury, you must first tend to any medical needs. Make sure to contain any bleeding and attend to any exposed injuries, and then seek medical help. Ensure your appliance is unplugged.
Our Texas Pressure Cooker Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you or members of your family have by an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, your losses could be severe. Because burn injury cases are complex, you need seasoned legal representation to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
At Zinda Law Group, we will leave no stone unturned to secure the best possible burn injury settlement or court verdict. We will help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. And as one of our clients, you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a skilled El Paso burn injury lawyer. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.