Our Michigan nursing home neglect and injury lawyers have a great deal of experience in representing families and their loved ones who reside in a Michigan nursing home and have suffered from burn injuries resulting from a defective electric blanket. These burn injuries often happen due to the lack of supervision and care from the nursing home.
If your loved one suffered burn injuries from a defective electric blanket due to the nursing home’s poor judgment, the facility may be negligent and it may give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit. The personal safety of your loved one is our topmost importance. Michigan Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have an obligation to ensure the safety of their residents from severe and even deadly burn injuries.
Electric Blankets & Michigan Nursing Homes
Nursing homes regularly use electric blankets and heating pads to provide heat to their patients. However, these devices are commonly known to severely burn patients if they are defective. Due to the poor design of some electric blankets and heating pads, they are often known to overheat. The overheating of these products can cause burns, fire or even electrocution to the Michigan nursing home patient.
Both electric blankets and heating pads produce heat and are used to target parts of your body. The heat setting is selected by the user; however, these products can be a product liability issue or defective when they reach dangerous levels of heat.
Often, elderly are not able to reposition their bodies away from the increasingly heat, or change the settings of the device, therefore, they are at increased risk of sustaining serious burn injuries. Models are constantly being recalled, and the nursing home is responsible for being aware of the recalled models. Recall problems usually are, but not limited to: loose casing that would lead to exposed wires and subsequent fire, or overheating. If is also imperative that nursing home replace old ,worn or damaged devices, as these could lead to fires, electrocution or overheating.
If, however, you have suffered injuries from an electric blanket due to a manufacturing or design defect, such as with one of the recalled models, you may have legal recourse to sue.
Michigan Nursing Home Defective Electric Blanket Burn Injury Cases No Fee Promise
Our Michigan nursing home injury attorneys will represent you in your defective electric blanket burn injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Michigan Nursing Home Defective Electric Blanket Burn Injury Lawsuits
If your family member suffered serves burn injuries due to the use of a defective electric blanket or heating pad at a Michigan nursing home due, you should contact our experienced expert Michigan nursing home burn injury attorneys immediately. Call our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. office now at (800) 606-1717 discuss your case and learn your legal rights!