Burn Injury Attorney Settles Bastrop, Louisiana Product Liability Case

Baton Rouge, Louisiana burn injury attorney, Scott Andrews, of the Louisiana personal injury law firm of Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews Courrege L.C., completed a settlement involving severe burn injuries sustained by a young woman when a deep-fat fryer overturned.

Plaintiff was injured at a retail food establishment (portable trailer) in Bastrop, Louisiana. The accident occurred as she walked by a counter where an electric counter-top deep fryer was located–she slipped on the recently mopped floor and reflexively grabbed the fryer basket handle and pulled the fryer from the counter-top spilling the hot grease all over her body. She sustained 57% total body surface second degree burns and underwent seven surgeries.

The allegedly defective fryer was a Model 301HLSMA Electric Counter-Top Deep Fat Fryer manufactured by Star Manufacturing International, Inc. The fryer was marketed for “out-of-box” installation because it comes from the manufacturer already assembled, except for the screw-in legs, and plugs into an appropriate electrical outlet. Plaintiff alleged that the deep fryer was defective because it did not include a restraining device and/or because the manufacturer did not inform the purchaser that the fryer should be restrained as it does for the gas counter-top deep fat fryers it manufactures. Star Manufacturing countered that it was not liable because the electric counter-top deep fat fryer and its warnings met all applicable standards.

If you suffered severe burn injuries from a defective product, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana burn injury attorneys at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews Courrege L.C.. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (225) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.