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Phillips v. Century LLC
Citation:2017 WL 773545
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Robert Phillips, 44, was sparring at a martial arts studio, wearing P2 headgear sold by Century, when his opponent, Renato Susim, punched him in the face. The punch made contact with the front area of the shield on the headgear, and the shield hit the bridge of Phillip’s nose and cut it. Next day, he saw a chiropractor, Timothy Infuhr, complaining of pain in the neck, middle back, and left shoulder. Infuhr adjusted three of Phillip’s vertebrae. Early next morning, Phillips suffered a stroke caused by dissection of the carotid artery. Phillips and his wife sued Century, claiming defectiveness in design. At trial, plaintiffs presented experts who testified that the punch was the most likely cause of the artery dissection. The jury found for Century. Freddie Rogers, respondent’s Vice-President of Operations, testified that respondent has sold about 105,000 units of the Century P2 headgear and that appellant’s claim is the only claim of injury every made.
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