When Nevada woman Wendy Littlefield started using her NutriBullet 900 blending machine, she was excited to give the trendy kitchen appliance a full test run. But when the device “suddenly malfunctioned” and exploded, the spinning blades went flying and chopped apart her right hand.
Because the Magic Bullet failed while attempting to blend some canned tomatoes and beans, Wendy is suing the fashionable company.
As seen in the emergency room photographs, Wendy’s injuries were extensive. She was left with deep cuts and severe nerve damage. She asserts the damage was a result of negligence on part of Homeland Housewares, who manufactures the popular kitchen gadget. Keep reading to learn more about her lawsuit and the dangers of this popular blender…
Based on her experience, Wendy claims that the company should have known that their products were “unreasonably dangerous and defective when used for its intended use.”
Her lawsuit demands compensation, which she believes she is entitled to. These will come in addition to general damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and disfigurement.
Attorneys at Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP have stepped up to represent Wendy in her lawsuit. She has accrued medical and hospital bills and will require more medical attention in the future as she rehabilitates from her Magic Bullet related injury.
Her husband Darryl is also getting involved in the lawsuit. Because of his wife’s injury, he asserts, their “marital association has been altered.”
He claims to have suffered “mental anguish” because he witness his wife’ horrific injury.
And Wendy? Her daughter and beauty pageant winner, Cambrie, writing on Facebook, says: “My mother’s life will never be the same, considering she will likely never be able to use her dominant hand again and she rides a roller coaster of never-ending pain and constant surgeries. This is a tragedy I hope no one else has to endure.”
The kitchen gadget is a vital piece to helping thousands reach their New Year’s health resolutions because it can smash fruits, vegetables, and nuts into healthy, nutritious smoothies. But apparently, if something goes wrong, it can ruin lives too.
Cambrie added, along with a link to the story about her mother’s injury: “Within seconds, our lives have changed forever! Please share!”