Man cut when assembling grill accuses Char-Broil, Lowe's of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania resident is suing Char-Broil LLC and Lowe's Home Centers LLC for breach of warranty and negligence after he was allegedly injured assembling a grill.

Chad Cavanaugh filed a complaint May 31 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendants profited through distribution of a substandard product.

According to the complaint, Cavanaugh was injured on June 2, 2016 while he was assembling a grill manufactured and sold by the defendants. The plaintiff alleges that he suffered various physical injuries, including finger lacerations and shock to his nervous system, endured pain, mental anguish, embarrassment and scarring.

In addition, Cavanaugh claims he incurred medical expenses and lost wages as a result of the alleged negligence of the defendants in the design and distribution of grill components with dangerously sharp edges. 

The plaintiff said the defendants allegedly failed to properly design, manufacture and sell their products, failed to conduct adequate testing, inspection and quality control and failed to provide adequate instructions and warnings on assembly of the product.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount exceeding that requiring referral to arbitration. He is represented by Richard Lucente of Tabas & Rosen PC in Philadelphia.

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