Bruno Independent Living Aids, Progressive Mobility & Medical accused of negligence

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An executor of the estate of the late Edward Rusciolelli Sr. is suing Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc. and Progressive Mobility & Medical Inc., citing alleged breach of warranty, strict product liability and negligence.

Leonard Ruscioelli filed a complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, alleging that the defendants were negligent in designing the Bruno SRE-3000 Elan Straight Rail Stairlift and servicing the purchased item at Edward Rusciolelli's residence.

According to the complaint, Progressive was at Edward Rusciolelli's house between Dec. 7, 2016 and Dec. 12, 2016 to service the stairlift and replace the battery. The lawsuit alleges that Edward Rusciolelli used the stairlift to go to his basement but it stopped because it was not sufficiently charged.

Edward Rusciolelli allegedly sustained severe injuries, which continued until the date of his death.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of compulsory arbitration, court costs, interest and all other relief allowed by the court. He is represented by G. Christopher Apessos of Friday & Cox LLC in Pittsburgh.

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