$26M Deal Reached In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit

Law360 (November 20, 2018, 9:16 PM EST) -- 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 on 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...

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