Susan WEIGL, Plaintiff, v. QUINCY SPECIALTIES COMPANY, Defendant

Susan WEIGL, Plaintiff, v. QUINCY SPECIALTIES COMPANY, Defendant

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190 Misc.2d 1, 735 N.Y.S.2d 729, 2001 N.Y. Slip Op. 21502 Supreme Court, New York County, New York. Susan WEIGL, Plaintiff, v. QUINCY SPECIALTIES COMPANY, Defendant. Oct. 23, 2001. Facts Plaintiff sustained second and third degree burns to at least 17% of her body and suffered permanent scarring to virtually all of her torso, was hospitalized for about one month for debridements and two skin graft surgeries, required long-term treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and would continue to suffer itching and burning associated with thick scars. Plaintiff, a lab technician at the time of her accident, claimed that she was preparing materials for a classroom experiment when the substance that she was mixing in a blender ignited, causing the lab coat to catch fire. Accident occurred in 1989. She was hospitalized after the fire for approximately one month, during which she underwent 8 excruciating debridements and two skin grafting surgeries. In 1993, she underwent a third surgery to relieve the pain, burning and itching associated with very thick scars, known as scar contractures, which had developed across her breast. Notwithstanding the surgery, plaintiff continues to experience these symptoms, and it is undisputed that no further treatment is available to relieve
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Susan WEIGL, Plaintiff, v. QUINCY SPECIALTIES COMPANY, Defendant

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