A 53-year-old housewife waxed her bedroom floor with Bowling Alley Wax, a floor wax which the manufacturer expressly stated–on the container label–was suitable for use in the home.


The following day, while walking across her bedroom floor she slipped and fell, sustaining severe neurological injuries including a cerebral concussion. She subsequently developed a permanent and chronic right subdural hematoma. Surgery was performed as necessary and she remained hospitalized for several weeks following the injury. She still suffers chronic post-concussive headaches and dizziness. Liability is based on failure to provide adequate warning or instructions.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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