A 2-year-old girl from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was burned so severely in 2015 by an exploding pressure cooker that doctors were forced to amputate one of her legs in order to save her life.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
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January 2, 2018 – Samantha Gonzalez’s grandmother was bathing her in the sink on September 14, 2015, while she was making dinner with a pressure cooker, according to ABC News 10. Authorities said the cooker overflowed without warning, causing steam and liquid to severely burn the 2-year-old.
“I guess it was an accident,” said Tiana Gonzalez, Samantha’s mother. “I felt really, really sad since she’s my only baby girl.”
Doctors diagnosed Samantha with 2nd and 3rd degree burns covering 60% of her body, according to the report. Her grandmother was bathing her in the sink due to a disability that prevented her from bending over to use the bathtub. She was making dinner in the pressure cooker when the accident occurred.
The grandmother said she heard the appliance make a loud whistling noise before it exploded. She was afraid it was going to burst, so she picked it up, but was unable to keep it from injuring Samantha, according to the report.
Toddler Burned by Pressure Cooker Has Leg Amputated: ABC News Video
Samantha’s family was devastated when they learned that one of the toddler’s legs would have to be amputated.
“When I saw her, it hurt me really bad,” Tiana said.
The child’s medical expenses have been astronomical, and nearly impossible to keep up with for Tiana, who is disabled and lives 3 hours away.
“We are doing our best so that they don’t have to worry about the money, they can just worry about Samantha,” said family friend Carolina Rodriguez.
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Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.