Nerf Gun Lawsuit

NERF GUN HORROR: Palm Beach County Woman Sues Hasboro After Critical Eye Injury

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LAWSUIT: Surgery. Shunt. Permanent Damage…

The Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 allegedly led a Palm Beach County woman to sustain a permanent eye injury. She is now suing Hasboro.


PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Palm Beach County woman just filed suit against toymaker Hasboro, claiming a Nerf Gun was so dangerous, it caused a permanent eye injury.

Yanika Botto of Clubhouse Turn Road in Lake Worth, according to the suit, “then a 39-year-old mother of five children, was attending to her duties at a family pool party when she was struck in her left eye by a projectile fired from a Rival Artemis XVII-3000 Nerf Gun when the Nerf Gun was being used in its intended fashion. Upon being struck by the Nerf Gun projectile, Mrs. Botto immediately suffered a painful and impairing injury to her left eye. The injury did not subside.”

Also according to the suit: “The day after the injury, Mrs. Boto went for treatment to the Welling Regional Medical Center. At the Wellington Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Botto was diagnosed with vitreous hemorrhage of the left eye … The eye pressure having failed to subside without surgical intervention, Mrs. Botto was subsequently referred for emergency treatment to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for further evaluation. At the direction of her treating physicians, Mrs. Botto underwent tube shunt surgery, in which a shunt was placed into the eye so that ever-accumulating fluid would be drained to the back of the eye.”

“The placement of the shunt in Mrs. Botto’s left eye is permanent. Her left eye is permanently dilated, and her vision permanently blurred.”

The lawsuit seeks in excess of the statutory minimum of $30,000. The suit, filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, has not yet generated a response from Hasboro.

Read the complete suit, below.

Ms. Botto is represented by Attorney Scott Alan Orth of Hollywood, FL.





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