A defectively manufactured stainless steel braided water line for a kitchen sink faucet ruptured in the middle of the night and flooded our client’s kitchen. Unfortunately, late that same night the client entered the kitchen and slipped on the soaked floor. The fall resulted in serious leg injuries that required surgery as well as causing significant flood damage to the kitchen.
Microscopic evaluation of the water supply line installed by a licensed plumber 6 years earlier revealed built in weaknesses and material impurities that resulted in a complete rupture. After presenting the evidence of the failure to the product manufacturer the firm was able to obtain a confidential settlement. The clients received compensation for the physical injuries sustained, as well as, a new kitchen..