$4,000,000 Settlement – Scald Burns from a Dangerously Hot Apartment Shower

A young woman was scalded in her apartment shower by unreasonably hot water flowing from the hot water heater.  The woman, a young professional in Atlanta, suffered second and third degree burns and was hospitalized for several weeks, receiving skin grafts.  She was left with thick scars covering her back, arm and neck.  Shiver Hamilton diligently worked the case up for trial and confidentially settled the case for just under $4 million on the eve of trial.  The final settlement was over ten times the initial offers.  The settlement allowed the young woman to pursue her goal of earning a higher education degree and seek additional treatment for her burns scars.