Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Metal Baseball Bat Manufacturer

Personal injury suit filed against baseball bat manufacturerA personal injury lawsuit has recently been filed against a manufacturer of aluminum baseball bats following a brain injury to a child during a baseball game.

The family of Jake Schutter has claimed that their son was injured by a fast-moving baseball that had been hit by an aluminum bat produced by Easton-Bell Sports. The lawsuit claims that Schutter could not move fast enough to get out of the way of the fast-moving ball, the Chicago Tribune reports. The ball’s impact with his head allegedly caused a brain injury and hearing loss in one ear.

The family’s personal injury attorney faults the baseball bat’s manufacturer for producing a bat with such high exit velocity and for allegedly marketing the bat to children.

“Not only are we looking for money damages here, but we want legislation to stop kids from using these bats that are promoted as cannons,” the personal injury attorney said.

There have been attempts to ban or restrict the use of metal bats in several states. According to the New York Times, the New York City Council passed a bill in 2007 banning the use of metal bats in high school baseball games.