May 24, 2011
A Houston man has filed suit against the makers of baseball umpire’s chest protector he was wearing that he claims caused him to have a stroke. The Southeast Texas Record is reporting that the man claims the Diamond Baseball Co.’s equipment shifted up on his neck as he was driving home from a little league game he had just umpired. When the chest piece shifted up, it severed the right internal carotid artery. The man did not realize the internal injury had occurred and suffered from nausea and headaches when he arrived home. The extent of the damage caused was not discovered until the next morning when the man’s wife found him incapacitated on the couch and unable to move his left side. He was then transported to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a right middle cerebral artery infarction.
Court documents claim that the cut caused an immediate stroke that has left the man permanently disabled, suffering from left hemi-paresis, executive functioning disorder, bouts of fecal and urinary incontinence, seizures, aphasia, and cognitive deficit.
The man is seeking over $75,000 in damages
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