$26M Deal Reached In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit

by Emily Field, Law360

The law firm representing a girl injured by an exploding pressure cooker on Tuesday said that it had reached a $26 million settlement with Lifetime Brands to end claims in Florida state court that the company hid a faulty lock that caused the girl’s burns and multiple amputations.

John Uustal of Kelley | Uustal PLC told Law360 that Samantha Gonzalez, now 5 years old, had been badly burned three years before by the contents of a Vasconia brand eight-quart pressure cooker that had a defective lock mechanism that allowed it to open while under pressure. A Florida circuit court judge in Broward County entered an order approving the settlement on Nov. 12, according to Uustal.

Read the full article in Law360: https://www.johnuustal.com/ju/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/920_Uustal_LAW360.pdf