Thirteen-year-old camper sustained total body surface area burns–22% second degree burns and 10% third degree burns-when he and a friend gained access to a gasoline container that was readily available in an unlocked camp garage.


The boy and his parents brought a negligence claim against the camp for failure to supervise minor campers, and failure to safely store flammable material. The gasoline was readily available to the campers despite the camp’s knowledge that campers had been using the gasoline for the purpose of “huffing”, which involves the inhalation of gasoline fumes.

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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