Maine Cooking Spray Explosion Lawyers

Fighting for victims of PAM cooking spray explosions

Fires and explosions from PAM cooking oil spray have been seriously injuring consumers across the U.S. for years.  The manufacturer, ConAgra, promotes PAM’s cooking oil as having “100% natural” ingredients, which actually include highly flammable petroleum-based propellants such as propane, ethanol, and liquefied petroleum gas or butane.  

Aerosol cans have been known to burst in extreme heat, however, defective design, over-pressurization, and highly flammable contents are also among the contributing factors in these incidents.  One of the biggest causes of these aerosol can explosions might be a design flaw.  Vents at the bottom of the large-sized two-piece canisters that were meant to reduce pressure and prevent explosions have been found in tests to release flammable gas and cause flash fires near heat or open flames.  These cans can also vent at temperatures and pressures below those expected to cause venting, and if the cans contain too much pressure, they can explode unexpectedly and burn anyone nearby.

For PAM cooking spray lawsuits, we’ll be there for you

The defective products lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been holding corporations accountable and standing up for injured Mainers for over a century. We are recognized as the statewide leader in product liability law, and we are proud of our work helping countless clients obtain compensation for their injuries and making products safer for all consumers.

Berman & Simmons is handling claims involving consumers who have been harmed by PAM cooking spray and other cooking oil spray and we’re ready to help. We have been investigating these cases and have the expertise and resources to make sure you receive full compensation for the harm done to you, and to hold manufacturers accountable for their negligence.

Exploding cooking oil spray injuries

Injuries associated with PAM and other cooking oil sprays include blindness, full and partial burns to the face, arms, hands, neck and other areas, extreme pain and suffering, and even death.  Some of the exploding cooking spray incidents that have occurred nationwide include:

  • Connecticut – a woman suffered first-, second-, and third-degree burns to her face, arm, right hand, chest, leg, and foot after a can of PAM far from where she was cooking exploded and shot flames across her counter and all over her body.
  • Pennsylvania – a woman suffered severe burns to her hands and face after a cooking spray can fell into a pan while she was cooking and spewed hot grease when it exploded.
  • Massachusetts – a Wicked Tuna chef suffered third-degree burns when cooking spray exploded and shot flames and fluids over his arms, chest, and legs.
  • Ohio – a woman remembered “putting the fork in a pan” when a can explosion occurred and that she was “on fire” with severe burns on her face, arms, and chest.

Despite these devastating accidents, PAM and other dangerous cooking sprays remain on the market, and many consumers are unaware of their dangers. 

Product liability lawsuits against ConAgra

Makers of PAM cooking spray and other cooking oil spray that are supposed to be safe but violate state and federal consumer protection laws are subject to product liability lawsuits for their defective containers and failure to warn consumers adequately about their dangers.  As a result, several cases have been filed against ConAgra seeking compensation for injuries and punitive damages meant to punish the manufacturer and pressure it to make safer cans with better warnings before more people become seriously injured. 

People who have suffered burns and impact injuries have received awards for:

  • injury treatments and rehabilitation
  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • medical expenses

Over $1 Billion in compensation obtained for injured New Englanders

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as Maine’s best personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. While we are honored by such accolades, we are never complacent or satisfied. We strive every day to be one of the best law firms in the country. With unmatched resources, in-depth knowledge, and determined advocacy, we have recovered over $1 billion for our clients, earning their trust and obtaining favorable outcomes for over 100 years.

Call Berman & Simmons today for a free consultation

Please contact Berman & Simmons today at 207-784-3576 to arrange for your free consultation to discuss your questions and concerns regarding an injury caused by PAM cooking spray. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict. We welcome the opportunity to help you.

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.