On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Defective Products on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
New York residents who use torches on a regular basis may be interested in hearing of a recent lawsuit involving a reported defective torch. Two men say they were severely injured following the use of a faulty torch. They are now suing the manufacturer of the alleged defective product along with other entities.
The two men were reportedly in a garage in Sept. 2013. It was at this time that a MAPP gas was released from the handheld torch. The gas then ignited, resulting in a flash fire. This fire resulted in serious injuries of both men, which is what has sparked the product liability and defective product lawsuit.
The two men are citing defective product, breach of warranty and various counts of negligence in their legal claim. The torch allegedly resulted in grave pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses and loss of work. The men are seeking past and future monetary damages for medical expenses and employment wages.
When it comes to a defective product, individuals can suffer serious injuries or potentially even death under the right circumstances. This is true even with this recalled torch, as it could have very easily taken the life of these two men. Even if a victim's life is not claimed, the effect of the defective product can diminish one's quality of life and result in expensive medical bills, lost wages and much more. In some cases, these injuries may be short-term, but they can also be long-lasting.
Residents here in New York have the right to understand their legal rights and potential options as a consumer. If a defective product lawsuit is maneuvered appropriately, it may result in a significant financial award to the victim. This money can be used to help pay for medical expenses, cover past and future wages and any other financial losses suffered as a result of the injury caused by a defective product.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Companies sued over allegedly defective torch", Mark Trammell, Sept. 18, 2015
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