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Tap Water Burns

Maintains a central registry of depositions and other materials from scalding burns litigation. Members have access to data on injuries, experts, and appropriate warnings, and to government studies of injuries and design defects.

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Tap Water Burns

Scalding injuries caused by hot water account for thousands of serious and sometimes fatal burn injuries each year. Such injuries often entail excruciating pain and permanent disfigurement. A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) consumer alert stated that 2,600 persons are injured yearly by excessively hot tap water from home faucets. The CPSC also reported 159 fatalities due to tap water scalds over a four-year period. Children and the elderly are most at risk.

Home hot water heaters can produce water hot enough to cause third-degree burns within seconds. Hot-warm-cold settings on the heaters can be misleading. Also, mixing valves in shower heads and basin faucets are not always reliable, and changes in water pressure can suddenly elevate water temperature to unsafe levels.

The Group maintains a central registry of depositions and other materials from scalding burns litigation. Members have access to data on injuries, experts, and appropriate warnings, and to government studies of injuries and design defects.

Meetings:

AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions, and seminars.

Membership:

Open to Regular, Sustaining, Life, Leaders Forum, and President's Club members.

Dues:

$250/attorney one time fee

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