This case involves an allegedly defective electric blanket. A woman and her young son were at home when an electric blanket that they had been using caught on fire. The fire eventually caused the woman’s home to go up in flames. The woman was killed in the fire. Her young son was severely burned. The child suffered burns to approximately 70% of his entire body, including his head, back, upper arms, legs, and feet. The child was left with disfigurement, including the loss of three of his fingers and half of his right thumb and he was also left with bald spots and scarring on his head. The child also suffered an anoxic brain injury. This condition was caused by a lack of oxygen to the child’s brain. The child had to go through a long and painful hospitalization and was expected to require lifetime medical treatment as the result of the fire.