Every year, hundreds of children and visit a hospital emergency room with severe burn injuries from instant noodle soup. Our burn injury lawyers are now evaluating potential lawsuits because instant noodle soup cups may be defectively designed. The tall, narrow, unstable cups are prone to tipping over. Furthermore, hot and sticky noodles are more likely to cause severe burns than other liquid soups.
Need a Texas Instant Soup Burn Injury Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by defective instant soup cups, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
Types of Cup Noodles
- Maruchan Instant Lunch
- Maruchan Beef Cup
- Nissin Cup Noodles
- Campbell’s Hearty Noodles
- Sapporo Ichiban Oriental Noodle Soup
- Tradition Instant Noodle Soup
- And more
Maruchan Instant Lunch Lawsuit Filed for Child Burn Injury
January 23, 2014 — A mother from North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Maruchan for severe, disfiguring burn injuries that occurred when a cup of Maruchan Instant Noodles spilled on her 1 year-old daughter. The girl has needed multiple reconstructive surgeries and has scarring on her back and lower body. Click here to read more.
Child Soup Burn Injury Lawsuit Filed in California
May 2013 — The Chicago Tribune reports that a lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Jolan Jackson, who was 3 years old when he tipped a hot Cup Noodle soup cup into his lap. According to the lawsuit, he suffered second- and third-degree burns that required 15 days in the hospital and months of follow-up surgeries.
Defective Design: Tall & Narrow Soup Cups More Likely to Tip Over, Spill
In 2006, a study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research found that instant noodle soup cups with round bases that were tall and narrow were defectively designed because they more likely to being knocked over and spilled. According to researchers:
“Simple redesigning of instant soup packaging with a wider base and shorter height, along with the requirement for warnings about the risks of burns would reduce the frequency of soup burns.”
In January 2008, another study was published linking 65% of child burn injuries from instant soup to products with a narrow base. Researchers concluded: “Prevention of these types of injuries will require a two-pronged approach: educating families with multiple children and changing the soup packaging.”
— Journal of Burn Care & Research
Instant Noodle Soup Burns in Children Worse Than Other Scalding Injuries
In May 2007, a study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research evaluated children with scald burn injuries from various types of soup. They found that noodle soups caused more serious burns than other soups because noodles stay hotter longer than water.
The researchers warned:
“Noodle soup causes a significantly longer hospital stay than other types of soup. Because the boiling temperature of water and noodle soup is about the same, but the cooling curve of noodle soup is much slower, noodle soup may present a greater danger to children than other types of soup.”
Types of Soup Burns
First-Degree Burns: The least serious type of burn, limited to the top layer of skin. Symptoms include redness, pain, and minor swelling, but no blisters. These burns heal within 3-6 days.
Second-Degree Burns: Moderately serious burn; involves layers of skin below the surface. The burn produces blisters, severe pain, redness, and swelling. Blisters may break open. Healing time varies; may be 3 weeks or more.
Third-Degree Burns: Most serious type of burn; involves all layers of skin and underlying tissues. Symptoms include dry and leathery skin that is discolored (black, white, brown, yellow), swelling, and no pain because nerve endings have been destroyed.
What is a Skin Graft?
A skin graft is a piece of healthy skin that is surgically removed from another area of the body (called the “donor site”) and attached over a burned area. Skin grafts are often performed after debridement, which is a painful procedure to scrape off burned tissue and skin. Extensive scarring is inevitable and the healing process is long and painful, but most patients survive.
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