Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

National Briefing

Montana

Aluminum bat maker at fault

October 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A jury found that the maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats failed to adequately warn of the dangers the product can pose, awarding a family $850,000 for the 2003 death of their son in a baseball game.

The family of Brandon Patch argued that aluminum bats are dangerous because they cause the baseball to travel at a greater speed. They contended that their 18-year-old son did not have enough time to react to the ball before it hit him in the head while he was pitching in an American Legion baseball game in 2003.

Judge Kathy Seeley is considering punitive damages against Louisville, Ky.,-based Hillerich & Bradsby.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|