A 12-hour-old baby recently sustained severe burn injuries to his face resulting either from the use of a defective product or medical malpractice. An oxygen hood the baby was wearing on his face caught fire and the infant is in critical condition, in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. It is too soon to tell if the parents will file a personal injury lawsuit claiming product liability or whether the accident occurred due to human error, implying medical malpractice. Hospital fires occur from 50 to 100 times a year during surgeries in the United States, often causing serious burn injuries and are sometimes fatal.
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