A dentist, while opening a package of elastic ligature thread, suffered a severe laceration of his right thumb when the cutting utensil in the string dispenser flew out of the package.


The manufacturer did not warn of this danger and later discontinued the use of this package. The dentist is righthanded, and the injury greatly restricts his ability to handle instruments and practice dentistry.

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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