Child Burn Injuries
VICTIMS IN FAIRFAX AND ARLINGTON
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in Rental Apartments in Northern Virginia
Every parent who lives in a rental apartment in Northern Virginia, especially Fairfax County, must be made aware of the child burn injury danger from the stove they cook with in their kitchen. The stoves have a high risk for tipping over causing serious scald burn injuries to children from hot liquids on the stove top. The personal injury law firm of Gerald A. Schwartz represented two little boys, ages 1 and 4, who lived with their parents in an apartment in Fairfax, Virginia. The apartment had a stove which had a tendency to “tip-over” causing child burn injuries. The manufacturer was aware of the “tip-over” problem. Instead of recalling the stoves, the manufacturer sent letters of warning of the “tip-over” problem and sent “tie-downs” to the purchasers of the stoves to secure the stoves to the floor and walls. The owners of the apartment complex received the warning letter and the “tie-downs” but never installed the “tie-downs” to the stove in the apartment occupied by the boys’ family. One evening, the boys’ mother was cooking dinner. On the top of the stove was a pot of boiling oil. When the boys’ mother opened the oven door and weight was placed on the oven door, the stove tipped over onto the two children who were sitting on the floor in front of the stove. The boiling oil spilled over, burning them, causing hot liquid burn injuries -- burning the back, chest and legs of both children. The Gerald Schwartz personal injury law firm brought a negligence claim against both the manufacturer of the stove and the apartment complex on behalf of the two boys who suffered burn injuries, which settled for $2,000,000.
A child burn injury is devastating to the child and to the parents. Gerald Schwartz has spent 30 years fighting for the rights of injured kids. He is a father and a Safe Kids USA “Safe Kids Guardian.”. If your child suffered a serious burn injury, learn how to protect your child’s rights by calling Child Burn Injury Lawyer Gerald Schwartz, for a free consultation, at 1-800-423-0055.