Hickox Vs Wilson Case Study

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At the annual retreat for the Major League for the Major League Baseball umpires, a Wilson representative gave the plaintiff an umpire’s mask with what he claimed that the mask was a new, safer design. Some months later, the plaintiff wore the mask while he worked behind the home plate during a game in Washington D.C. Towards the end of the game, he was struck in the mask with a foul ball. The impact of the ball gave him a concussion, and damaged a joint between the bones in his inner ear. As a result, he suffered from mild to moderate permanent hearing loss. Hickox and his wife sued Wilson, under a products liability theory. According to the plaintiff, the throat guard should have had a center wire and should have extended straight down
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