An eight-figure products liability settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire. The victims, including five children ages four to eleven, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation causing their deaths. The victims’ mobile home came equipped with smoke detectors with ionization technology which failed to provide a timely warning of, what the Pennsylvania State Police investigators determined, was a slow and smoldering fire.
$8 Million settlement for the family of a seven-year-old girl who was killed in a fire caused by a defective curling iron that lacked proper safety precautions to prevent a fire from occurring. The curling iron was plugged into a defective power strip that lacked an industry standard fuse that would have disabled the power running to the curling iron in the event of a short.
$3.7 Million for death of a nine-year-old boy as a result of a fire in an apartment building.
Tompkins, Natasha on behalf of Ariaha Riley, A Minor v. Confidential
$2.9 Million settlement for a burn injury action involving a 3-year-old girl who was burned by an defective electric potpourri pot. The child suffered partial thickness burns on her right arm, right breast and shoulder. The Defendants were aware that the pot was defective and had injured other young children, but continued to market and sell it. The potpourri pots were sold without adequate warnings about the dangers and/or hazards posed by using it on a daily basis.
Jane Doe v. Harbor Freight, et al.
$2.225 Million settlement for 11-year-old burn victim.
$1.5 Million total settlement in defective smoke alarm that didn’t sound, resulting in death of a child in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
UPA Electrical Specialists, Inc. v. Mumma Realty
$1.4 Million for a company whose business equipment, inventory, tools and personal possessions as well as a portion of the property UPA was leasing was destroyed in a fire.
$1 Million recovery for faulty smoke detectors resulting in the death of a child in Camden County, New Jersey.
$550,000 settlement in an electric shock accident resulting in permanent nerve damage to arm and hand.
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