The plaintiff was injured when a power head for a spear gun he was using exploded and caused serious, permanent injury to his thumb.


The plaintiff was a dentist in the Air Force. He was able to continue in the general practice of dentistry but will not be able to become an oral surgeon. Expert investigation revealed that the power head safety pin was located off center so that it did not always cover the firing pin, although it appeared to be in place.[71]

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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