A waitress picked up a glass coffeepot which she had just filled from the coffeemaker. The handle assembly slipped off the coffee pot causing the pot to fall to the floor and break.


The plaintiff slipped on the hot coffee and fell. She was scalded and her pelvis was broken. The handle assembly, put on the glass coffee pot with water, was allegedly defective in design because water acts as a lubricant rather than a sealer.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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