On July 9, 1970, a 10-year-old boy was wearing a playsuit which his mother purchased at a reputable department store.


The playsuit caught fire and burned rapidly when it was ignited by a firecracker which a playmate had tossed in his direction. The child had no way of extinguishing the flames, nor could he remove the playsuit easily in the emergency. As a result of this occurrence the boy suffered severe burns and permanent scarring.[21]

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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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