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Product Liability Lawyer reviewing burn injury cases for injured clients and plaintiffs nationwide
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Burn Injury Attorney

investigating consumer burn hazards & dangerous products

When your safety is compromised due to a flawed product, seeking justice is not just your right – it’s our mission.

Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to advocating for individuals who have suffered burn injuries as a result of defective products. With a track record of successful litigation and a commitment to your well-being, we’re here to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Explore our services, understand your rights, and let us guide you through the legal process. Your journey to justice begins here.

Consumer Fire & Burn Hazards

Understanding the pathophysiology of a burn is important for offering quality and effective legal counsel. Different causes lead to different burn patterns that can be critical for understanding how the event occurred and presenting the evidence in a compelling and persuasive manner.

Often in workplace explosion accidents and burn injury lawsuits, the burn victim is deceased or disabled and not able to describe precisely how the event occurred. Therefore, the pathophysiology of a burn injury may be critical evidence in the case, and all burn injuries should be documented with photographs immediately and as the burn is treated.

A variety of defective products can pose a fire and burn hazard to American consumers, including the following:

Common Types of Burn Injury

Burns may range from minor issues to life-threatening emergencies. Many people die each year from defective product-related burn injuries. Treatment of burns depends on body location and severity of the injury.

Deep or widespread burns require immediate medical attention. A basic classification of burn injuries looks like the following:

  • First-degree burn—a minor burn affects the epidermis, or the outer layer of the skin. It may cause redness, swelling and pain. It usually heals with basic first-aid measures.
  • Second-degree burn—affects both the epidermis and the second layer of skin, the dermis. It may cause red and white skin, pain, and swelling. Blisters may develop, and pain can be severe. Scarring is likely.
  • Third-degree burn—reaches into the fat layer beneath the skin. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness.

Dangerous consumer products can pose fire hazards that can cause different types of burn injuries, including:

  • Thermal burns—caused by contact with flames, steam, or hot liquids. Thermal burns often result from household kitchen accidents involving pressure cookers or other defective appliances.
  • Flash burns—caused by explosions of natural gas, propane, gasoline and other flammable liquids. These burns can be caused by cooking sprays or defective recreational vehicles (ATVs).
  • Flame burns—caused by exposure to prolonged and intense heat, flammable liquids, automobile accidents, stoves, batteries and space heaters.
  • Scald burns—caused by hot liquids. Water, oil, grease and other hot liquids can cause serious burn injuries. Defective pressure cookers can lead to this type of injury.
  • Contact burns—caused by touching hot metals, plastics, glass or coals. These can be very deep and may result from auto defects, batteries or defective e-cig devices.
  • Chemical burns—sources of these burns are from acids in household products like bleach, ammonia, and other household cleaners (toilet bowl cleaner, swimming pool chemicals, oven cleaners).

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Consumer Product Burn Lawsuit?

In a consumer product burn lawsuit, several types of damages may be available to the injured party, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

These damages are designed to compensate the victim for the physical, emotional, and financial harm they have suffered due to the burn injury caused by a defective product.

The types of damages that may be available include:

  • Medical Expenses: This category covers the cost of all medical treatment related to the burn injury, including hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and future medical expenses such as follow-up surgeries or ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages: If the burn injury has resulted in the victim’s inability to work or has caused them to miss work while recovering, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate the victim for the physical and emotional pain, trauma, and suffering they have endured due to the burn injury. This can include not only the immediate pain but also the long-term effects of scarring and disfigurement.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: Compensation may be awarded for any permanent disfigurement or scarring resulting from the burn injury, as these can have a significant impact on the victim’s quality of life and self-esteem.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the manufacturer’s actions were particularly reckless or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the company and deter future negligence.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney to assess your specific case and determine which types of damages may be applicable and what evidence is necessary to support your claim. 


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Questions about Burn Injury Lawsuits

What is a consumer product burn injury lawsuit?

A consumer product burn injury lawsuit is a legal action taken by an individual who has suffered burn injuries due to a defective or dangerous consumer product. It seeks compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by the burn.

Who can be held liable in a consumer product burn injury lawsuit?

Parties that can potentially be held liable include the product manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and sometimes even designers or suppliers if they played a role in the defect that led to the burn.

Is a defective product lawsuit the same as a personal injury lawsuit?

A defective product lawsuit is a type of personal injury lawsuit that specifically involves injuries caused by a defective or dangerous consumer product.

What evidence is needed to support a burn injury claim?

Evidence may include medical records, photos of the product, witness statements, product defect analysis, and expert testimony to establish the cause of the burn and liability.

Burn Injury Settlements

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to consumer burn hazards to obtain just compensation under the law.



(Hillsboro, Ohio): Confidential Settlement for the family of elderly man who was catastrophically burned while operating a propane wall heater. The burns resulted in his unfortunate death. The heater, manufactured and sourced from China, was alleged to allow the flame to reach outside the grid area in violation of ANSI standards. The Defendant resolved the case following discovery and mediation. The recovered funds were paid to the victim’s surviving spouse and children. The company no longer manufactures this type of heater.