McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP Obtains $1.62M with Joint Venture Partner Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian for Burn Injuries
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP assisted Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian in obtaining a $1.62 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was burned while attempting to refill an ethanol fireplace. The lawsuit was filed against the woman’s interior decorator, an ethanol fuel distributor and manufacturer, and a fireplace distributor for negligence, design defects and inadequate warnings.
The ethanol fireplace and ethanol fuel were suggested, purchased and installed by the woman’s interior decorator. The fuel bottle did not have a flame arrestor on it, nor did it contain warnings about the risk of a flash fire from static electricity. The woman was burned while attempting to refill her fireplace and suffered from second- and third-degree burns.