FORT MYERS — A Lee County resident is suing 3M Electronic Monitoring, a manufacturer, citing alleged design defect, negligence and product liability.
Louis Matthew Clements filed a complaint on Oct. 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against 3M Electronic Monitoring alleging that the manufacturer produced a defective product that greatly affected an individual.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered 216 days in a county jail for a violation of probation when the Electronic Monitoring (EM) equipment provided by the defendant played a major contributing factor in his arrest and incarceration. Consequently, plaintiff believes that he is qualified to receive amount of up to $3,024,000 for compensatory and punitive damages, pain and suffering, emotional injuries including anger, anxiety, depression and psychological damages. The defendant informally denied plaintiff's attempt to settle twice and further insists that they do not believe that their equipment was defective.
The plaintiff holds 3M Electronic Monitoring responsible because the defendant allegedly disputed plaintiff's claim of injury and blatantly disregarded his claim for pain and suffering without adequate investigation and review of a video evidence and introduced a defective instrument into the stream of commerce that may greatly impact an individual's quality of life.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, and $3,024,000 for compensatory and punitive damages. He is represented by himself as Attorney Pro Se in Fort Myers.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 2:16-cv-00776