Products Liability Attorney in Denver, Colorado

What advice do you have for clients faced with electric blanket fire and thermal burn injuries?

Denver, CO personal injury lawyer George McLaughlin shares his advice for clients faced with electric blanket fire and thermal burn injuries.

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anytime
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somebody or a lawyer contacts me because
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they have a client with
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a burn injury from an electric blanket
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first question i ask them is
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who made it well on on every product
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there’s a label down at the bottom of
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the product that gives basic information
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about it
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and it says who the manufacturer is this
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one it does say was manufactured by
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sunbeam products
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incorporated there are also some codes
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down here
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alphanumeric numbers that are in letters
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that are
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stamped onto the label i want to know
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what those are
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because that tells me when the product
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was made
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i like to know how old the product is i
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like to know who made it and of course
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we want the
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client to preserve the product if they
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had a thermal burn injury they woke up
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with a burn
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don’t use it anymore safely package it
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up
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and send it to me and i’m happy to have
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it looked at when we have a fire it’s a
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much different circumstance if you have
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a fire
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what we want is notified immediately
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because
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i fire investigator and i notify sunbeam
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we all go to the fire scene
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because we want to all see what the fire
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scene is like before it’s disturbed
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and we’re fortunate often when there is
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a serious fire
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and it’s suspected that it’s an electric
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blanket the
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investigators often the insurance
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company investigators
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know that you need to notify the product
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manufacturer and give them
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the opportunity to see the fire scene
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and collect evidence before it gets
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disturbed
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often that doesn’t happen but frequently
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it does
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so if you had a fire you suspect it’s
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caused by any kind of an appliance
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you should immediately contact a product
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liability attorney to help walk you
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through that process
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and to help preserve the evidence
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because you can’t be sure that the
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local investigators will do that for you

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