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, 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. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (225) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.