A 15-year-old boy purchased a hockey goalie face mask.


While playing goalie, he was struck in the face by a hockey puck shot by another teenage boy. The metal screening on the mask did not absorb the force of the puck, and the plaintiff suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries. There was some evidence that there may have been a structural defect in the wire screening.[72]

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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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