more than 2,000 children ages five and under suffered burn injuries from fireplace glass from 1999 to 2009
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than two-year-old Signe Whelan. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On March 22nd, 2012, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an appeal asking residents to use natural gas inserts in their fireplaces instead of polluting the atmosphere by burning wood. FairWarning report published in January 2011 revealed that more than 2,000 children ages five and under suffered burn injuries from fireplace glass from 1999 to 2009, according to a federal estimate.
According to court documents, on May 2nd 2011 a class action suit was filed (case no. 3:11-cv-02146-EDL) in federal court in Oakland contending that owners of Valor fireplaces have suffered economic loss because they will need to install safeguards on the fireplaces to prevent small children and infants from third-degree burns. Class representative of the suit is Sean Whelan of San Francisco; his daughter, two-year-old Signe Whelan, suffered severe burns from a Valor gas fireplace.
Sean Whelan mentioned to Fairwarning that in July 2010 his daughter Signe, then 11 months old, sustained third-degree burns to both hands after touching the unprotected glass of the Valor fireplace at his home. Since then, Signe has had two surgeries, including skin grafts, and will probably need a third operation.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Fireplace Burn, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe Fireplace Burn remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On June 2nd, 2011 a federal judge in Oakland, California, approved a class action settlement [case no. 4:08-cv-00836-CW (JCS)] requiring Lennox International, a top fireplace maker, to offer to send protective screens to more than 500,000 owners of its Lennox and Superior brand gas fireplaces.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on gas Fireplace Burn lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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