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Defective Gas Wall Heater Attorneys in Los Angeles

Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Deadly Heater Defects

It doesn’t often get cold enough in Southern California to turn on the heat in our homes. When the wind picks up and the temperatures drop, however, many of us depend on gas wall heaters to fend off the chill. Unfortunately, the gas wall heaters that make life more comfortable for many Los Angeles residents can occasionally result in serious injuries and death by causing fires, gas explosions, or more commonly, carbon monoxide poisoning.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our attorneys have successfully resolved many cases in which people were injured or killed because of dangerous or defective gas wall heaters. We’re not alone in recognizing the hazards caused by gas and propane space heaters, and with over 100 years of combined experience and millions won for our clients, we’re ready to fight on behalf of injury victims.

To speak with a member of our products liability team, call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online.

Ongoing Safety Hazards with Gas Wall Heaters

Aside from home cooking accidents, home heaters and furnaces cause more residential fires – and severe burn injuries – than any other consumer product. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost half of all home heating fires take place during the months of December, January, and February, as people attempt to stay warm during the winter. It’s common for people who live in apartments, condominiums, and smaller spaces to supplement their home heating system with gas and propane wall heaters – so when these devices are defective, the results can be catastrophic.

Over the years, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued recalls for several types of wall heaters, especially those manufactured by Rinnai and Cadet. In 2006, over 2 million Cadet Company electric wall heaters were recalled after multiple children died in apartment fires in Washington State. More recently, eHeat recalled 35,000 Envi wall heater units due to overheating and burn hazards.

Common accidents associated with defective gas wall heaters:

  • Explosions
  • Overheating
  • Burn incidents
  • Carbon monoxide leaks

Whether you were severely burned in an explosion or lost a loved one to carbon monoxide poisoning, defective gas wall heaters can lead to catastrophic, life-altering injuries. In some cases, the manufacturer may be responsible for defects, or the heater could have an intrinsic design flaw that causes injuries.

Experience, Respect, and Results

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we are experienced Los Angeles injury lawyers who have the knowledge, resources, and skills to thoroughly investigate your defective wall heater case and determine what caused the accident. If appropriate, we will aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive for damages, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent disability, loss of wages and lost earning capacity.

Insurance companies in California and across the nation know our record of success in personal injury and defective product cases. Our reputation for obtaining large verdicts for our clients at trial encourages opponents to settle claims outside of court. If they refuse to be reasonable, however, you can depend on our trial attorneys to present a compelling argument to a jury.

Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to speak with our team about your case. We also consult with attorneys and clients nationwide.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.


    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.


    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."


    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.


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