Corona bottle shattered in hand, man claims in lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A man believes a major beer manufacturer and its distributors were responsible for injuries he suffered when a Corona beer bottle he was holding unexpectedly broke in his hand.

Melvin Aquino of Hatboro filed suit on Feb. 16 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against Anheuser Busch InBev Worldwide, Inc. of Philadelphia, Constellation Brands, Inc. of Victor, N.Y. and Richie’s Too, Inc., also of Hatboro.

“On or about May 8, 2016, at 410 Jacksonville Road, Hatboro, plaintiff was sold a bottle of beer under the name Corona and/or Corona Extra. Plaintiff was using the subject bottle in the manner for which it was intended when the bottle suddenly and unexpectedly cracked, fractured and/or exploded, thereby causing plaintiff to sustain serious and permanent injuries,” the complaint states.

The plaintiff says the defendants’ negligence caused permanent hand and arm injuries and are held strictly liable under Section 402A of the Second Restatement of the Law of Torts. With a complaint featuring counts of negligence and strict liability, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Leonard K. Hill of Hill & Associates, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170203797

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