Heating Pad Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Severely Injured Consumers for 35+ Years
Were you injured and/or burned by a defective heating pad? If so, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against the manufacturer to hold them accountable for their negligence.
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we have fought for the rights of consumers injured by defective products, including with severe burn injuries, for more than 35 years and have recovered more than half a billion dollars to help them get back on their feet. With members of our legal team acclaimed by the National Trial Lawyers, National Law Journal, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers®, and others, we have the knowledge and experience to advocate for you.
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Who Qualifies for a Heating Pad Injury Claim?
Since a primary component of heating pads is the emission of heat, they can be very dangerous when they are defective or poorly manufactured. If your injury is severe then you may be able to obtain compensation for the harm done to you, whether that is a second-degree burn that led you to miss work or a more severe burn that required skin grafting.
Given the intended use of the product, most injuries caused by defective heating pads tend to be burns. Unfortunately, burns can become infected or even be so severe that injured consumers may find themselves suffering from a host of medical issues that require treatment. On the bright side, the law predicted such circumstances and allows victims injured in a variety of ways to pursue compensation.
Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
Product manufacturers are mandated by California law to ensure that their products are safe for consumers and to clearly warn consumers should any potential dangers exist. Heating pad manufacturers are not exempt from this legal obligation. If they fail to fulfill this obligation, they can and should be held accountable for any harm done.
By law, heating pad manufacturers may be held liable for the following types of product defects:
- Manufacturing defects: This is when a product is manufactured improperly, such as a heating pad with faulty wiring that causes it to overheat.
- Design defects: These defects exist in the design of the product itself. For instance, the lack of an automatic shut-off on a heating pad could be considered a design defect, as it could lead to extended use that results in burns if the consumer falls asleep.
- Marketing defects: Providing improper or inadequate user instructions and failing to warn consumers of any potential risks the product poses are marketing defects. When a manufacturer does not properly warn consumers of the risks of using a heating pad, they may be held liable for omitting this key data if an unknowing consumer is injured from prolonged use.
Claimants will need to prove that the heating pad was defective and that the defect led to their injury. If this negligence is established, manufacturers may be required to pay damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, disability accommodations, or any other physical and/or psychological injuries sustained by the claimant.
Put Premier Lawyers in You Corner
If you suffered a significant injury and/or burn from a defective heating pad, our lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation want to hear from you. We offer free consultations and personalized, results-oriented legal representation. It can be difficult to get back to your everyday life after being injured in a serious accident. Let our legal team assist you in the path to justice and recovery.
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