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Woman Suffers Burn Injuries After NuWave Nutri-Pot Explosion


A Maryland woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker in Illinois. The plaintiff claims that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” in December 2021 when she opened the lid on her pressure cooker. According to the lawsuit, the woman was seriously burned by the NuWave Nutri-Pot 6-Quart Digital Pressure Cooker with “Sure-Lock Safety System.” According to the plaintiff’s lawsuit, the “Sure-Lock Safety System” failed to lock the lid of the pressure cooker while the contents of the pot were still pressurized. Her lawsuit claims that she should not have been able to open the lid. When she did, the scalding hot contents of the pressure cooker ejected from the pot and onto the plaintiff. This resulted in significant and painful bodily injuries.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages related to hospital treatment for her burn injuries. These include serious bodily injuries, medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, and reduced capacity for the enjoyment of life, among other damages.

The suit was filed on October 26, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division).

Pressure cookers and product liability 

Product liability lawsuits are filed under one of three theories of liability. The first theory of liability is a claim that the product had some form of design defect that made it intrinsically unsafe for the public. Often, design defect lawsuits result in class actions filed against companies that have, for whatever reason, failed to manufacture a safe product.

The second theory of liability is a claim that a manufacturing defect caused the product to become dangerous. Often, these are lawsuits filed by individual plaintiffs who have sustained injury due to a defective product. In these cases, the plaintiff argues that something occurred during manufacturing that rendered the product dangerous.

The third theory of liability is a claim that a product is intrinsically dangerous and the manufacturer failed to warn the public about a foreseeable danger.

In most cases, pressure cookers have safety mechanisms in place that prevent the user from opening the pressure cooker while the contents are still under pressure. If the lid can be opened while the contents are still under pressure, the cooking pot will often forcefully eject the contents onto the user. This can result, as seen above, in severe burn injuries.

When an individual is burned by a pressure cooker, they can file a personal injury product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. These suits allege that some defect in the pressure cooker allowed the user to open the lid while the contents were still under pressure. This, then results, in the contents of the pot being ejected onto the user causing burn injuries.

Talk to a Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer Today 

Have you been injured by a dangerous or defective product? If so, call the Champaign personal injury attorneys at Patel Law, PC today. We can help you recover damages related to your injuries including medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. Call our office today to learn more.



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