PSB Obtains $6 Million Settlement For Elderly Woman Scalded In Bathtub
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Rahul Ravipudi and Robert Glassman obtained a $6,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered severe burns and other injuries when a negligently maintained faucet in the bathtub of her apartment detached and sprayed scalding hot water onto her body. On March 30, 2015, plaintiffs Li Juan Huang and her husband Jun Lian Zhou were tenants of an apartment complex in Monterey Park, California when the bathtub faucet in the shower suddenly detached from the wall causing scalding hot water to spray all over her. Ms. Huang screeched in pain as her husband ran to her aid and tried to turn off the faucet and remove his wife from the bathtub. Ms. Huang sustained third degree burns and was transported by ambulance to Alhambra Community Hospital. As a result of the incident, 80-year-old Li Juan Huang suffered from respiratory difficulties and painful infections. Plaintiffs were granted a preferential trial setting within 120 days and the case settled shortly thereafter.