At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, some of the most difficult cases we have ever seen involved children who suffered burn injuries. A burn injury is excruciatingly painful, and it is one of the most painful to survive. Watching a child go through this kind of turmoil is difficult for any person involved in the case.
A food truck recently burst into flames in a dramatic explosion that occurred in a northeast state. Thirteen people were injured in the blast and required hospital treatment, and at least one suffered serious injury after being burned over much of her body. According to authorities, a leaky propane tank caused the accident. It is because of propane explosion accidents like this one that New Mexico residents and business owners are always encouraged to check the safety of their gas lines and propane tanks.
A car crash has resulted in the death of one woman and injuries to three others. The serious accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning. Tragically, the deceased woman was in a car that caught on fire and burned completely. This crash did not occur in New Mexico, but rather in a neighboring state.
In-N-Out Burger has been sued by a 23-year-old woman who says she was burned by a cup of coffee. The woman claims that the scalding coffee fell in her lap after she went through a drive-thru in April 2013. Allegedly, the burger restaurant also refused to telephone 911 on her behalf following her serious injury. This case may appear familiar to some New Mexico residents, who may remember a 1992 lawsuit against McDonald's regarding a scalding hot coffee spill.
New Mexico residents may or may not have heard last year about the three-month-old baby on the West Coast who suffered a third-degree burn at the hands of an emergency room nurse. The nurse was attempting to view the baby's veins in order to start an IV when the serious injury occurred. The hospital has been fined by the family's home state and the child's parents have filed a civil action.