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San Diego Defective Heating Pad Litigation Lawyers

California Defective Electric Blanket Litigation Lawyers

At Campbell, Lauter & Murphy, Attorneys at Law, we represent clients in litigation related to allegedly dangerous or defective electric blankets and heating pads. Serving clients throughout Southern California, William K. (Bill) Koska has achieved a history of favorable outcomes in product liability cases.

Handling a full range of cases, from those involving minor burns to massive house fires, our San Diego law firm tailors our approach to our clients' needs. Many of the cases we have handled involve burns and fires started by allegedly defective wiring.

Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Product Defect Litigation

Early in Mr. Koska's career, he tried and won his first case involving product liability on behalf of the Sunbeam Corporation. The 1973 case involved an allegedly defective electric blanket that burned down a portion of a house. Mr. Koska continued to handle and try electric blanket cases throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1991, Mr. Koska also tried the first of numerous cases pending against Sunbeam Corporation around the United States for burns and fire damage due to allegedly defectively designed and manufactured electric blankets. Despite allegations of some 500 prior fires, the case went to a jury verdict. The plaintiff turned down a large six-figure offer, and the jury returned a verdict of 50 percent fault to the plaintiff and a low five-figure verdict to the plaintiff, despite his multiple surgeries for third-degree burns. The remaining cases around the United States thereafter settled.

Attorney William Koska defended blanket manufacturer Biddeford Blankets in a 2006-2007 case involving a house that was destroyed by an allegedly defective electric blanket. The case involved multiple issues surrounding product identification and foreign component part manufacturers. After a year of litigation, the case was dismissed on motion as to Mr. Koska's client.

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