Partner Wigrizer Reaches $825,000 Settlement in Child Burn Case
July 9th, 2014 by Wapner Newman
Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., obtained a settlement in a products liability action involving a child victim who suffered serious and permanent burn injuries. The child was wearing 100 percent cotton pajamas that ignited easily and burned rapidly causing severe injuries to the child’s upper body.
Partner Wigrizer reached an $825,000 settlement for the child against the manufacturer and distributor of the children’s pajamas after defeating a motion for summary judgment. Mr. Wigrizer, along with associate, Jason Scott Weiss, successfully argued that mere compliance with the base line requirements of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act does not prevent an injured child from bringing suit from injuries caused by a defectively designed and manufactured article children’s sleepwear. In fact, 100 percent cotton pajamas pose an extreme risk to the safety of our children because they are constructed of such highly flammable material.
The experienced products liability attorneys at Wapner Newman are tireless advocates of protecting the safety and rights of our children.