Kelley Uustal Trial Attorney
August 13, 2019

Kelley | Uustal Lawyers Negotiate $27M for Toddler Burned in Pressure Cooker Explosion

A $27 Million dollar settlement was reached after Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys proved a pressure cooker caused a 3-year-old’s devastating burns when the cooker opened explosively.

Three years after the Gonzalez family filed their claim against the pressure cooker’s distributor, Lifetime Brands, and with the company still claiming that the accident was caused by the family, the Kelley | Uustal team was able to reach a settlement by demonstrating to the corporate representatives and their defense attorneys the exact nature of the defect in the subject cooker.

The young girl suffered second and third-degree burns after the pressure cooker malfunctioned and sprayed hot liquid. Doctors had to amputate her leg, hand, and fingers. The monies will help to ensure she has as normal a life as possible including properly sized prosthetics as she grows.

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