When residents of Austin, Texas, buy products, they tend to believe the products are safe and free from defects. But some of these items may have defects that may cause harm or injuries. If a person is hurt by a defective product, they may file a product liability suit against the liable parties. Recently, a woman filed a lawsuit against an ice cream scoop company after the cap of the scooper caused her to suffer injuries.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was washing the scooper in warm water when the cap on the end of the handle came off and hit her in the eye. The injury allegedly caused the woman to develop glaucoma, asymmetry of the pupil and decreased vision. She also now suffers from stress and headaches from the incident. The lawsuit claims that the product did not adequately warn users of potential dangers, and that this amounts to a breach of warranty. The victim is seeking damages in excess of $25,000.