Johnson//Becker, PLLC is a nationwide product liability law firm who has represented over 700 clients burned by exploding pressure cookers.
There has been a rapid increase in pressure cooker explosion lawsuits due to alleged defective designs. Clients in these lawsuits have been severely injured and burned by scalding hot contents ejected from the pressure cookers. Numerous recalls have been ordered by the CPSC for a variety of issues with pressure cookers.
Johnson//Becker, PLLC filed a lawsuit against Zavor for a client’s burn injuries due to the company’s Zavor Versa Express Pressure Cooker exploding, according to the lawsuit’s Complaint.
Zavor Pressure Cooker Explosion
Electric pressure cookers were invented in the 90’s to replace stovetop pressure cookers, which had been around since the 1930s. The electric pressure cookers generate their own heat to maintain the operating temperature and pressure, cooking the food inside in a shorter amount of time.
Modern electric pressure cookers are not supposed to open while still under pressure due to the high temperature and pressure. However, according to several lawsuits, consumers are still able to open the pressure cooker lid while still under pressure. If this happens, the scalding hot contents could eject from the pressure cooker and land on bystanders and surrounding areas.
Zavor Pressure Cooker Burn Injuries
Exploding pressure cookers ejecting scalding contents onto bystanders have sent them to the emergency room for burn injury treatments. Plaintiffs who have suffered severe burn injuries have had to endure extreme pain long after the incident, losing time at work and with family and friends.
Pressure cooker injuries have caused the following damages:
- First-, second-, and third-degree burns
- Doctor visits and/or hospitalization
- Skin grafts
- Lost time from work
- Permanent scarring and/or disfigurement
- PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
Pressure Cooker Litigation Guide
Interested in learning more about the pressure cooker litigation process? Download our pressure cooker litigation guide below and learn about the litigation team at Johnson//Becker as well as the attorney and co-chair of our Consumer Products and Mass Torts departments.
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If you or a loved one were injured by an exploding pressure cooker, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are currently filing new pressure cooker lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.
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