According to the lawsuit that was filed in Ohio Circuit Court, on September 25, 2006, Ronald Lewis, the husband of Lewis, purchased a 2006 Yamaha Rhino from K&T Motors, which is a distributor of motorcycles, ATV products, and other products that are manufactured by Yamaha.
The claims against K&T say that the distributor failed to fit the Yamaha Rhino ATV with a retrofit kit that was provided by Yamaha to protect the limbs of those riding within the vehicles. She is also holding K&T responsible for design defects that are responsible for rollover risks.
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Lewis further claims that after the surgery, she experienced symptoms of a painful condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, which is actually a neurological condition that is said in the lawsuit to have further worsened as time has progressed. The suit also says that she has experienced limitations with the affected hand and has experienced extreme sensitivity. The hand is also said to be disfigured.
She is seeking both punitive and compensatory damages for the injuries she sustained in the accident.
By: Ginger Gillenwater