A federal jury in Missouri awards a Missouri woman $700,000 for injuries sustained from defective product

blanket.JPGA federal jury sitting in Missouri recently entered a verdict in a product liability case filed against Sunbeam Products, Inc. The plaintiff was a Missouri woman who suffered third-degree burns after a Sunbeam electric blanket caught fire in 2008. The jury awarded the woman $2,000,000, but the verdict was reduced to $700,000 because the jury determined the plaintiff was 65% at fault.