PARKER WAICHMAN LLP – FAULTY DEHUMIDIFIER FIRE HAZARD LAWSUIT LAWYERS
The Product Liability Lawyers of Parker Waichman LLP are currently evaluating potential legal claims associated with faulty dehumidifiers that have proven to be a fire hazard in many homes. If you sustained personal injuries or property damage resulting from a house fire caused by a faulty dehumidifier, you might be entitled to compensation. However, you must first speak with a qualified lawyer to find out what legal options may be available to you.
Dehumidifiers and the Risk of Fire
Dehumidifiers serve an important purpose in many homes across the country. However, there are dangers associated with dehumidifiers, especially older models, that homeowners should know about. A significant number of house fires have been linked to faulty and defective dehumidifiers. For example, just this year, fire departments in Milwaukee and the surrounding area have been busy putting out house fires that were determined to be caused by faulty dehumidifiers. Fire department officials indicated that some dehumidifiers were burned so badly in the house fires that it was impossible to determine the specific brand and model of the dehumidifiers. These fire department officials believe the dehumidifiers may have been recalled, and such information has not reached many homeowners.
Recalled Dehumidifiers – What You Should Know
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) routinely provides information to consumers about products that have been recalled from the market. Many homeowners may not be aware of whether they have a dehumidifier that is subject to a recall. As such, the information below should help homeowners find out if they are in possession of a dehumidifier that has been recalled, the reasons why certain dehumidifiers have been recalled, and what to do if they do, in fact, own a dehumidifier that is subject to a recall for safety reasons.
According to the CPSC, numerous dehumidifiers (mostly older models) are currently subject to a recall. Examples of more recent recalls include the following:
- Midea Dehumidifiers Manufactured Before October 1, 2008;
- GE Brand Dehumidifiers Manufactured by Midea and Sold Exclusively at Walmart;
- Gree USA, Inc. Recall that Involves Thirteen (13) Brands of Dehumidifiers, including GE; and
- Kenmore Dehumidifiers Sold by Sears Between 2003 and 2009.
The reason for the recalls identified above was primarily because of the fire hazard associated with each of these brands and models of dehumidifiers. Many homeowners may not be focusing on what brand of dehumidifer they are buying. Therefore, it is important for all homewoners to research a particular brand and model of dehumidifier before purchasing one.
Injuries and Damage Resulting from House Fires Caused by Faulty Dehumidifiers
Any house fire can become a dangerous nightmare very quickly. If a homeowner is lucky, a house fire will stop before it destroys the entire home. The property damage associated with house fires can be disastrous, but the consequences of a house fire that involves physical injuries are significantly worse. Human life will always be more valuable than physical property. Common physical injuries associated with house fires caused by faulty dehumidifiers include, among others, the following:
- Burns, many of which result in painful and permanent scarring;
- Cuts or gashes;
- Broken bones and other orthopedic injuries which may be sustained from trying to escape the home during a fire;
- Heart attack;
- Lung damage from smoke inhalation; and
In addition to severe physical injuries, victims of house fires may also experience emotional injuries such as post traumatic stress syndrome, depression (especially when physical injuries are permanent), and loss of enjoyment of life. Overall, one house fire caused by a faulty dehumidifier can change a person’s life forever.
Find Out if You Have a Potential Dehumidifier Fire Hazard Lawsuit
Determining whether an individual has a potential lawsuit for injuries and property damage relating to a house fire caused by a faulty dehumidifier can be a complicated process. However, at Parker Waichman LLP, we make the process easy and understandable for clients. When evaluating whether a client has a potential legal claim, our Product Liability Lawyers will consider many factors to find out if a client has a products liability claim against the manufacturer of a faulty dehumidifier, or perhaps other legal claims relating to the house fire. Examples of factors our legal team will consider when evaluating a potential faulty dehumidifier lawsuit include the following:
- Whether a dehumidifier was listed as the cause of a house fire by either a fire department or insurance company;
- The brand of the dehumidifier that caught fire;
- The particular model of the dehumidifier that caught fire;
- The extent of property damage resulting from the house fire;
- Whether anyone suffered physical or emotional injuries because of the house fire;
- Whether an insurance company has paid a claim relating to the house fire;
- When the house fire happened; and
- Whether a homeowner has sufficient time to file a lawsuit (i.e., whether the statute of limitations period for filing a personal injury or products liability claim has expired).
Because Parker Waichman LLP is a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm heavily involved in product liability lawsuits, our legal team can reach clients from every state. Laws regarding how long a person has to file a lawsuit are different from state to state, and our lawyers are well-versed on these various laws. It is important to remember that there is never a guarantee that a case will be successful, as the facts of each case will always be different. However, Parker Waichman LLP will make every effort to ensure all clients have the best chance possible of pursing and receiving compensation for their injuries and other damages.
Parker Waichman LLP Has Obtained More Than $2 Billion in Compensation for Clients
The National Product Liability Lawyers of Parker Waichman LLP have devoted their careers to helping injured victims fight for justice. Our legal team has been successful in helping clients recover more than $2 billion collectively in settlements and trial verdicts, demonstrating our law firm’s ability to provide superior legal representation to clients nationwide. Because of our firm’s success, we are honored to have received the following positive ratings:
- 9.8/10 Rating by AVVO;
- “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell;
- Ranking of “5 Dragons” by Lawdragon (highest ranking available); and
- Listing in “Best Lawyers” Publication Established by Thorough Peer Review.
While ratings help prospective clients know whether a law firm has been recognized in the national legal community, such ratings do not reflect everything a law firm has to offer. Therefore, to find out how Parker Waichman LLP has been able to recover compensation for so many clients, prospective clients should contact our office to speak with a member of our legal team.
Contact a Faulty Dehumidifier Lawsuit Attorney Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have suffered injuries or sustained damage to your home or other personal property because of a fire caused by a faulty dehumidifier, you should speak with a lawyer right away. At Parker Waichman LLP, our team of nationally-recognized Product Liability Lawyers will evaluate your situation and provide you with any available legal options. To schedule your free consultation, contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling (800) YOUR-LAWYER (968-7529).
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