Polk Co. man says defective firearm caused him facial injuries

By John Suayan | Aug 26, 2017

LUFKIN – A Polk County man is suing Remington Arms Co., LLC on claims he used a defective weapon manufactured, marketed and shipped by the company.

LUFKIN – A Polk County man is suing Remington Arms Co., LLC on claims he used a defective weapon manufactured, marketed and shipped by the company.

In a lawsuit filed on Aug. 23 in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Samuel D. Johnson explains that he bought Johnson Model 770Remington #M-71888533 firearm which malfunctioned late last year while he was engaged in target practice.

“As he was shooting the firearm which was aimed at the target and using ammunition manufactured and marketed by the defendant Remington, the rifle exploded,” recent court papers say. “The force and impact of the exploding rifle and ammunition caused pieces of the rifle to become embedded in the plaintiff’s face and eyes.”

Johnson further asserts that the incident in question was no fault of his own, stating he received no warnings in regards to the weapon.

“The plaintiff suffered severe, permanent and disabling injuries as the result of the incident and required medical treatment,” the complaint says.

Consequently, Johnson seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by attorney Daniel D. Horowitz of The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC in Houston.

Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 9:17-CV-0151

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