Product Liability- Chemical Substance: $1,250,000.00
Plaintiff was removing materials from a hard wood floor using a chemical substance and a floor scrubber machine. A fire started and plaintiff suffered severe burns. Plaintiff contended that the substance was not appropriate for the use intended, there was a failure to properly warn, and there was a design defect by the scrubber manufacturer. Defendant contested that their product was flammable and argued that plaintiff’s employer had used other chemicals which were flammable and which served as the source of ignition and fire.