Werner Ladder sued over claims of product liability
A Denton County couple is suing over claims of products liability after the wife was injured on a ladder.
Charlotte Lynn Bowlin and Ron Bowlin filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in the Sherman Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Werner Ladder Co., citing products liability.
The complaint states on June 19, 2012, Charlotte Bowlin was using was using a Werner ladder model 368 in her home when the ladder failed, causing injuries.
The indentation and deformation of the front left ladder rail caused a failure of the joint connecting the spreader bar to the ladder rail when the ladder was subject to foreseeable loads associated with its normal use, according to the complaint.
In addition, the plaintiffs state the defendant’s model 368 ladders sold were designed and manufactured without a washer at the rail-side of the rivet where the spreader and rail are joined.
The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount of damages.
They are being represented in the case by Marc C. Lenahan and P. Wes Black of Lenahan Law PLLC.United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 4:14-cv-00111-RAS This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.