Pressure Cooker Explosion Injury Lawyer
Cooking a meal for your family should not be a dangerous activity. Yet, there have been many people injured by defective appliances in the kitchen. Recently, there have been instances of serious injuries caused by pressure cooker explosions. If you or a family member was injured due to a defective pressure cooker, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer for your injuries.
Pressure cookers are designed to offer fast meal preparation for the busy consumer. They are advertised as a quick way to make meals that would take hours longer in the oven or a slow cooker. The method used is pressure and steam, which is confined inside a pot with a locked and sealed lid. Before the lid can be opened, steam is released, and it then should be safe to open the cooker.
Defective pressure cookers have flaws that cause too much pressure to build inside. There have been instances of these appliances exploding when used as instructed or boiling food propelling out when the lid is removed. These design flaws have caused serious injuries to individuals near the appliances, resulting in devastating burns to adults and children.
Burn Injuries from Defective Pressure Cookers
The temperature inside pressure cookers brings food above the boiling point, often to about 250 degrees. When a defective pressure cooker explodes, the contents can fly for several feet or more, spraying scalding food and liquid on anyone nearby. The high temperatures can cause serious, painful burns to all areas of the body that may require expensive medical treatment and result in disfiguring scarring.
If you have had a pressure cooker explode when using it as intended and it caused serious burns to you or a family member, contact Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We can help you determine whether you can seek compensation from the manufacturer for your injuries. Call our office in Tampa to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.