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Jury clears RV stove-maker of $2.2 million liability for injury

(Aug. 24, 2018) -- A Fulton County jury said a company that manufactured a range cover installed in a recreational vehicle bore no responsibility for the injuries a toddler suffered when the top closed unexpectedly, knocking a pot of boiling food onto the child as she stood nearby.

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Fulton County jury said a company that manufactured a range cover installed in a recreational vehicle bore no responsibility for the injuries a toddler suffered when the top closed unexpectedly, knocking a pot of boiling food onto the child as she stood nearby.

The youngster, then 18 months old, suffered second-degree burns over much of her body and permanent scarring on her leg, according to plaintiffs attorney Matthew Wetherington of Werner Wetherington.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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