Claiming Concussion, MLB Umpire Sues Wilson Sporting Goods

A Major League Baseball umpire has sued Wilson Sporting Goods and its parent company Amer Sports Corporation in New York Supreme Court over an injury that occurred during a baseball game.

The incident occurred in 2009 at the new Yankee Stadium when plaintiff Ed Hickox was struck in the mask by a foul ball. Hickox initially stayed in the game, but left a couple innings later.

In his complaint, Hickox claimed that he suffered a concussion and left ear injury and did not return that season.  He further alleged that his mask was “cracked into pieces upon impact and didn’t protect an umpire in the way it is reportedly designed to do.” Interestingly, Hickox won a judgment against Wilson two years earlier for $775,000 for a similar incident.

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