OCALA – A woman alleges she was injured when a leaf blower she was operating malfunctioned.

Jessica Sensini filed a complaint on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division against Lowe's Home Centers LLC, MTD Southwest Inc. and Troy-Bilt LLC alleging strict liability and negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 26, 2016, she suffered catastrophic injuries when a Troy-Bilt electric leaf blower product she was using, which was manufactured and/or distributed by the defendants, suddenly and without warning exploded and propelled sharp objects through the motor housing. The suit states that the model leaf blower that she owned was subjected to a recall and that she was not aware of it.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, compensatory and punitive damages, costs, interest and other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Andrew F. Knopf of Knopf Bigger in Winter Park.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division Case number 5:17-cv-00113

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