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Man blames General Motors for injuries from exploding airbag

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A consumer is suing General Motors Co. and affiliated automobile distributors, citing alleged negligence.

Adam McQuaide filed a complaint June 15 in the Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendants failed to properly design and manufacture their airbag system.

According to the complaint, McQuaide was injured in a collision on Sept. 22, 2017 when the airbag in his Chevrolet Malibu exploded and shot metal shrapnel into his face and head. As a result, the plaintiff claims he suffered multiple fractures and massive facial trauma.

McQuaide said the defendants allegedly sold the vehicles without a properly functioning restraint/airbag system and failed to provide adequate warning of related dangers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment in an amount in excess of $35,000. He is represented by Edward Balzarini Jr. of Balzarini & Watson in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas case number 18-7744

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