Woman Sues GM Because of a Hot Seat

Lawsuit

Don't laugh: it's actually much more serious than you think.

General Motors definitely hasn’t had the best of years. The ignition switch recall is finally coming to a close, and now the payouts to victims and their families will begin. Oh yeah, GM recalled just about every car it built since 1995 for any potential problem that could arise. But now there's another situation to deal with. A Maine woman has just sued GM after claiming to have suffered third-degree burns from a heated seat in her Chevrolet Suburban.

In her suit, Emma Verrill claims GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters in order to prevent them from reaching "dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh." Verrill stated that she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat. She is now paralyzed from the waist down and can’t feel hot and cold in her lower body. The suit is seeking an unspecified sum. GM is denying the seat was defective or even dangerous. Furthermore, the automaker is denying any knowledge of a potential defect. We’ll have to wait and see where this one goes.

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