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Lawsuit: Crossbow malfunctioned, shot arrow through man's foot

Federal Court

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2019

Ravin

PHILADELPHIA – A Furlong widow whose husband was allegedly injured while hunting with a Ravin Crossbow and Arrow Nock alleges the products were defective and unsafe.

Grace Neebe, as administratix of the estate of Louis Neebe, deceased, filed a complaint Oct. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Ravin Crossbows LLC, Venatics Inc., Compass Diversified Holdings, The Compass Group, Velocity Outdoor Inc. and Crosman alleging strict liability and negligence. 

According to the suit, Louis Neebe suffered fractured toes, puncture wounds and muscle, nerve, tendon, bone and tissue damage on Nov. 1, 2017, when the Ravin Crossbow and Ravin Arrow Nock he was hunting with suddenly discharged and an arrow went through his foot. 

"The crossbow, arrow nock and/or arrow was defective and had dangerous and defective fail-safe system(s) which the defendants knew or should have known at all time material hereto," the suit states.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief between $75,000 and $150,000, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Michael Pansini in Philadelphia. 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-cv-04934

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