Customer's thumb allegedly amputated from crossbow

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 12, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a sporting goods manufacturer, alleging the defendant's crossbow amputated her thumb.

Jessica L. Jones filed a complaint Feb. 2 in Madison County Circuit Court against Hunter's Manufacturing Company Inc., doing business as Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies, alleging negligence and product liability.

The suit states that on Nov. 10, 2017, Jones fired a Tenpoint Titan Xtreme crossbow. Jones alleges the string from the crossbow struck her right thumb, resulting in a nearly complete amputation of the distal section of the thumb.

The plaintiff alleges that had the crossbow been properly designed, she would not have been injured, leading to medical expenses, plus mental and physical pain.

Jones seeks monetary damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Matthew R. Chapman of Becker, Schroader & Chapman PC in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court Ccse number 19-L-248

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