A former Marine and current federal agent is suing Sig Sauer for injuries he claims he sustained when his P320 discharged while holstered striking him in the leg as he was at qualifying at a range in New Castle, Delaware, according to Military.com
“Keith Slatowski alleges his substantial injuries were the result of the handgun’s ‘potentially deadly design defects’ that allow it to fire without the user pulling the trigger, according to a news release from Slatowski’s attorneys, Jeffrey Bagnell and Robert Zimmerman.
When Slatowski “placed his hand on the pistol grip to draw it out of his holster, the weapon fired,” according to the lawsuit.
“Slatowski never touched the weapon’s trigger,” the suit alleges. “The bullet struck him in his upper right hip and exited out the back of his lower thigh, causing substantial injury, maceration of tissue, blood loss, and nerve damage.”
According to court documents, Slatowski is suing Sig Sauer for “”negligence, strict products liability, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress in view of Sig’s misrepresentations about the safety of the weapon.”
A Sig Sauer spokesman declined to comment, citing the ongoing litigation.
This is not the first time Sig-Sauer has faced lawsuits because of the P320.
In March, the company agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and agreed to reimburse owners of the P320 pistol who paid for repairs or upgrades to prevent an alleged safety glitch, which could cause the weapon to fire accidentally.
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