Man claims Lowe's sold him faulty ladder, defect caused 'substantial injuries'

By John Suayan | Jun 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A San Jacinto County man sued Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC for allegedly selling him a faulty ladder two years ago.

HOUSTON – A San Jacinto County man sued Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC for allegedly selling him a faulty ladder two years ago.

Shephard resident Perry Baird initiated legal action against the hardware chain last March in the San Jacinto County 258th District Court. The case was elevated to Houston federal court on June 11.

Baird purchased a Werner 6-ft. step ladder from a Lowe’s in Kingwood on Mar. 4, 2016. Two weeks later, he used the ladder for the first time “while cleaning or refinishing some kitchen cabinets” when “it came apart at the locking arms.”

The plaintiff “fell from the ladder and suffered substantial injuries,” court documents state.

Wernerco Services, Inc., the ladder’s purported manufacturer, is a co-defendant in the litigation.

Consequently, Baird seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by Christopher A. Beck of the law firm Baker & Beck, PLLC in Conroe.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-1908

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