The plaintiff wished to surprise his wife on their anniversary by purchasing a large bottle of perfume for her in a local retail store.


A salesgirl placed one bottle on the counter for the husband to sample. As the plaintiff bent over to twist the cap of the bottle and sniff the contents, he heard a cracking sound; the bottle had shattered, and plaintiff sustained a laceration of his right thumb. He required emergency hospital treatment.[26]

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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