A hobby store and manufacturer are being sued after a man is injured while constructing a model airplane. Paul Moore was constructing a Great Planes model airplane, purchased at Tower Hobbies, when the spinner wire broke loose and pierced his abdomen. This in-turn punctured his gall bladder.
Moore was immediately taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital and was rushed into emergency exploratory and reconstructive surgery. The doctors preformed the surgery to remove the 1 inch piece that was stuck in his abdomen. Two weeks after the initial surgery, he had to return to the hospital to have his intestines re-inserted into his abdomen.
Moore claims the defective design and inadequate warnings of danger led to his injuries. He is suing the manufacturer and the hobby store where the plane was purchased. Moore is seeking damages of $75,000 which includes medical expenses, physical pain, and mental anguish.
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