Plaintiff’s son purchased a liniment, which indicated it was to be used to relieve aches and pains, over the counter from a local drug store.


Plaintiff, who had twisted his ankle a few days previously, rubbed some of the liniment on his ankle. The liniment caused second degree burns and plaintiff, who was a known diabetic, eventually had to have his leg amputated as a result of progressive deterioration caused when the wound did not heal.

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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