After a 9 year old California boy suffered severe burns from a faulty propane heater, the manufacturer has refused to accept responsibility for manufacturing the defective heater. Even worse, there is evidence that Coleman, the maker of the heater that burned the child, had prior complaints of similar problems with the same model of heater. However, this did not stop the company from selling the dangerous product to consumers.
These are the allegations contained in a very important California products liability lawsuit filed by Bisnar | Chase, a top California products liability law firm, that represents the innocent victim. The suit alleges not only that the heater was defective but that Coleman failed to warn of its known dangers. Now, the manufacturer is trying to keep consumers from finding out about the prior complaints that would have caused a reasonable company to pull its products from the shelves.
Coleman has filed papers with the Court to prevent the child’s attorney, Brian Bisnar, from getting written proof of the prior complaints of the defect. As lead trial lawyer Brian Chase said, “In spite of this knowledge, Coleman still manufactured and sold the propane heater, putting profits ahead of people.”
One would only hope that the Court would see through this attempt to keep the truth from the public and require the manufacturer to make full disclosure. This is the only way to keep the public, and especially young children, in our country safe from products that kill and injure the public. Our Courts need to require companies to make full disclosure so that victims of dangerous products can obtain just compensation for their injuries.Google+