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.