Staten Island Man Burned By Flammable Shirt Settles Claim For $300,000
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Recently, a Staten Island man settled his claim that he suffered serious burn injuries to over 20% of his body when his t-shirt caught fire. In essence, the plaintiff claimed that the t-shirt was defectively designed because its chemical finish rendered the shirt unreasonably - and dangerously - flammable. According to the plaintiff, his contentions were supported by expert chemical analysis and testing. On the other hand, the retailer maintained that the plaintiff's accident was solely caused by his own negligence.