HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Perry County man is suing Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc., Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Honda R & D Co. Ltd., American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc., citing insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability, negligence and product liability for an alleged design defect affecting an airbag made by Takata.
Marlin E. Dillman filed a complaint March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging they manufactured and equipped their vehicle with defective airbags.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he sustained physical injuries as the result of an overly volatile explosion of the driver's side airbag. He claims the force of the airbag broke his nose, sternum and clavicle. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly test the airbag and make sure that it was free of any defects before they equipped their vehicles with it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and compensatory damages, exemplary and punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Jason T. Shipp of Goldberg Persky & White PC in Pittsburgh and Kevin R. Dean of Motley Rice LLC in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:17-cv-00551-CCC