Defective Product Personal Injury Settlement for $6.25+ Million
Settled a personal injury claim for $6,250,000 with the retailer and another confidential amount from the manufacturer of a defective product.
Rick Eddington helped represent a 74-year old Vietnam veteran who suffered third-degree burns to 14% of his body when his friend was refilling a decorative fireboat with liquid fuel gel. The fuel burned so clear that it looked like the flame was out when it wasn’t, and caused the flame to get into the fuel gel bottle and ignite. When it ignited, it shot burning fuel gel (much like napalm) onto the Rick’s client. The fuel gel manufacturer settled first for a confidential amount of money, and the retailer later paid $6,250,000 to settle the claim.