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Hugh Turk Obtains $4.75 Million Settlement For Burn Victim

May 2, 2023 in

On April 25, 2022 in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Hugh Turk, attorney at Sullivan Papain, obtained a $4.75 million settlement for a burn victim who claimed the kitchen product they were using had defective packaging causing the burn.

Plaintiff Suffers Severe Burns From Defective Packaging Fire

A 46-year-old woman suffered severe burns and horrific scarring on over 45% of her body. The plaintiff’s burns were so severe that she required multiple skin grafts and lengthy hospitalizations. Several years prior to the plaintiff’s accident, the packaging of the specific kitchen product had been modified.

Hugh Turk Successfully Obtains $4.75 Million Settlement 

Hugh Turk contended that the product’s packaging should not have been modified from its previous form since the modification rendered the product weaker and more susceptible to injury.

The defendant argued the product was safe as designed, and that the plaintiff caused her own burns by misusing the product.

Hugh was able to successfully prove that the plaintiff’s burns would not have occurred if the product packaging had not been redesigned to be weaker than the original form.  

Learn More About Hugh Turk

Hugh Turk has been the member in charge of the firm’s New Jersey office since 1994. He is responsible for handling all New Jersey matters, from inception through trial, in each area of the firm’s practice. Mr. Turk has obtained multiple seven-figure settlements on behalf of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, premises/general liability and product liability victims throughout his career. To learn more about Hugh Turk, click here

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