Disabled resident claims wheelchair broke, sues manufacturer

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 5, 2010, 6:43am

TEXARKANA-A disabled Texarkana resident has filed suit against the manufacturer of his wheelchair claiming he was severely injured when the chair broke.

Howard Carr filed suit against Invacare Corp. on July 23 in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

The plaintiff states the accident occurred on July 23, 2008, and as a result of the injury he required back surgery. The wheelchair was approximately two years old at the time of the accident.

Carr argues the wheelchair was defective in manufacture, design and marketing. The defendant is accused of breaching its express and implied warranties of fitness and merchantability.

Carr is seeking damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and inconvenience.

Carr is represented by Texarkana attorney Garland E. Yarber.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

Case No. 5:10cv126

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