Teenage Girl Seriously Injured in Indiana Propane House Explosion

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A teenage girl suffered serious burn injuries in a propane gas house explosion in South Whitley, IN last Friday. At the time of the blast, 16-year-old Summer West and her mother were both inside the house. The teen’s bedroom was located in the basement of the house, which is where the explosion started. “Her whole room was consumed with flames and she literally had to run through the flames to get upstairs, to get out of the house,” her father Jerry West told local news outlets. The teen suffered third-degree burn injuries on her arms, legs, and hands. She is currently being treated at St. Joseph Hospital’s burn unit in Fort Wayne. A family friend launched a Go Fund Me fundraiser to support the West family.


Can I Sue for a Propane Gas House Explosion?

Yes, you can sue for a propane house explosion if there is sufficient evidence that links the explosion to the negligence of a propane gas company. Filing a lawsuit can help you seek compensation for damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical and occupational therapy bills
  • Other costs related to the care of the patient
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other damages

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