Nadrich & Cohen is representing those who have been injured by commercial brand cooking spray such as PAM.
Chicago-based Conagra Brands manufactured canisters of PAM and other cooking sprays from 2011 to 2019 – the canisters featured U-shaped vents on the bottom which were designed to open upon the can buckling or the canister’s bottom becoming convex.
Many brands of cooking spray products used these canisters, including:
- Simply Value
- Wellsley Farms
- Sysco Member’s Mark
Lawsuits allege that these canisters are defective and are capable of venting flammable propellants at temperature lower than Conagra’s performance standards and/or specifications allow, and that this defect has caused users severe burn injuries.
If you have been injured by defective cooking spray such as PAM or Swell cooking spray, Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
We won’t charge you a fee until and unless we recover financial compensation for your cooking spray injuries. Our only fee to handle your cooking spray explosion case will be a percentage of any compensation we recover on your behalf. You won’t be charged any upfront fee or out-of-pocket fee for us to handle your cooking spray case.
If you can’t afford medical treatment for your burn injuries, we can get you to doctors who will treat you on a lien, meaning you won’t be charged for treatment of your burns until your case is over.
We and our legal teams have recovered millions on behalf of victims of defective cooking spray cans. We have recovered over $400,000,000 on behalf of injury victims.
Call us today for a free consultation, text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page if you or a loved one was injured or killed by a defective cooking spray can. You may be eligible for financial compensation in a PAM cooking spray lawsuit.
Defective Cooking Spray Canisters Have Injured Many Users
In November 2023, a Pennsylvania woman named Tammy Reese was awarded $7.1 million by an Illinois jury after claiming in a lawsuit that a can of Swell brand cooking spray “exploded into a fireball,” at her workplace, giving her deep second-degree burns to her hands, arms, face and head. The woman reportedly continues to experience scar tissue constricting her movement six years after the accident.
The cooking spray, according to the woman’s lawyer, was being stored on a shelf around 18 inches above a stove. It is normal for users to place canisters of cooking spray similarly close to a stove or heat source, according to the woman’s lawyer.
Reese’s lawsuit was just one of many lawsuits which have been filed against Conagra Brands, the parent company of high profile food brands such as Slim Jim and Marie Callender’s. The lawsuits allege that Conagra-manufactured cooking spray canisters caused accidents involving burn injuries. According to lawsuits, the accidents involved spray canisters with bottom vents which vented flammable propellants such as isobutane and propane while the products were being used in a reasonably foreseeable manner.
- Two Colorado restaurant employees were hospitalized in April 2012 after a cooking spray canister exploded in their kitchen
- A New Jersey woman ended up with third and second-degree burns to her face in July 2017 after a cooking spray canister exploded after being left near a stove burner, causing a fire which caught the woman’s clothing on fire.
- An Ohio woman was left with life-threatening burns to her entire body in August 2017 when a cooking spray canister exploded in the woman’s kitchen.
- A Connecticut woman ended up with third, second and first-degree burns to her leg, foot, hand, arm, chest and face when a canister of PAM cooking spray exploded, busting into flames in her kitchen in 2018.
Canister Vents Not Performing As Intended
According to chemical accident reconstruction specialists CHEMAXX, the defective Conagra-manufactured canisters of cooking spray are venting flammable contents prematurely at lower pressures and temperatures than intended by the manufacturer.
Conagra has stated that PAM cooking spray is 100 percent effective and safe when used as instructed, adding that the product should not be left on stoves or near heat sources.
However, lawsuits and lawyers have alleged that the defective canisters have been venting flammable contents when used in a normal, reasonably foreseeable manner, arguing that it is “reasonably foreseeable” that the canisters would be used “in and around heat sources” such as grills and stoves, and that the products were “designed and advertised to be used around” grills and stoves, yet did not adequately warn about the dangers of doing this.
The Illinois jury which awarded $7.1 million to a Pennsylvania woman apparently agreed with these arguments by lawsuits and lawyers, deeming the canisters defective.
What Financial Compensation Is Available In A PAM Cooking Spray Lawsuit?
If you have been injured due to a defective can of cooking spray, Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for:
You are probably already facing medical bills relating to your burn injuries if you have been injured by a defective can of cooking spray. Your burn injuries may also require future medical treatment which will generate even more bills. We can help you recover compensation for any past and future medical expenses related to your burn injuries.
Your burn injuries may have injured you so badly that you were unable to work for a period of time. You may have had to take even more time off from work to get your burn injuries treated. We can help you recover compensation for any wages you were unable to earn due to your cooking spray accident.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
You may have been left unable to ever work again, or unable to ever again work in the same field, by your burn injuries. If this is the case, Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any resulting loss or reduction of your earning capacity.
Pain And Suffering
Burn injuries can be incredibly painful, and the physical scarring they produce can have a life-long emotional impact on victims. We can place an accurate value on the physical pain and mental suffering you’ve undergone due to your burn injuries and make sure you’re adequately compensated for it.
If you or a loved one was killed by an exploding, defective can of cooking spray, we can help you recover compensation for your suffering and grieving. We can also help recover compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, pain, suffering, burial costs and funeral costs, as well as compensation for the loss of your loved one’s love, companionship, income and household services.
Have The Defective Canisters Of Cooking Spray Been Recalled?
No. Conagra Brands has not issued a recall of any of the defective canisters of cooking spray, despite numerous reports of serious injuries such as severe burns associated with cooking sprays such as PAM cooking spray. In fact, Conagra has not even issued a warning about the defective cooking spray canisters.
Can I File A Pam Cooking Spray Class Action Lawsuit?
Nadrich & Cohen has decided against filing a class action lawsuit when it comes to defective canisters of cooking spray. Our attorneys feel that if these cases are successfully resolved, the best way for clients to receive the maximum compensation for their injuries will be through individual lawsuits, not a class action lawsuit.
If you have suffered injuries due to a defective can of cooking spray, we’re aware of the emotional and economic suffering you’ve gone through, and we want to personally help you recover the most compensation possible for any damages related to your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation.
How Nadrich & Cohen Can Help You
- We will advance all necessary costs for the investigation and litigation of your case.
- We will rely on a team of investigative and medical experts to evaluate if the product which injured you contained a manufacturing of design defect, or if its warnings were inadequate.
- We will gather evidence demonstrating that your injuries were caused by a defective canister of cooking spray.
- We will present evidence to Conagra Brands, attempting to negotiate a just, fair settlement which will take into consideration how your life has been impacted by your injuries.
- We will present evidence to an insurance company, a defense attorney, or, if your case goes to trial, a jury or judge.
- If Conagra Brands won’t accept the demand we put forth, we won’t settle for less than our case is worth. We will utilize our expert team and our litigation skills to prove to a judge or jury why you deserve full and fair compensation for your losses.
- You will only pay us if we win your case.
PAM Cooking Spray Lawyer
Conagra Brands is a Fortune 500 company which posted $12.3 billion in revenue in 2023 as of May 28, 2023. They can afford very expensive lawyers to defend them in a lawsuit.
To beat them in a lawsuit, you will need lawyers with vast experience representing victims of defective products. The lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have been representing victims of defective products such as PAM cooking spray since 1990, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
Best of all, while Conagra Brands has to pay their lawyers just to represent them, you won’t have to pay for us to represent you unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. This means there’s no risk behind calling us today for a free consultation since you’ll never owe us any money out of your own pocket.
Call us today for a free case evaluation if you or a loved one was injured or killed by a defective canister of cooking spray. You may qualify for financial compensation.