Sig Sauer sued over pistol critics

Pistols manufactured by SIG Sauer and sold to law enforcement and civilians tend to come off without triggering. Dozens of injuries have been injured in the last few years, alleged in a lawsuit filed by a U.S. Army veteran on Tuesday.

Veterans said his holstered Sig Sauer pistol was released while he was down the stairs, causing serious leg injuries. This was the latest in a series of proceedings against a New Hampshire-based gun maker over the P320 model.

The proceedings filed in Philadelphia seeking unspecified monetary damages have raised suspicions of dozens of other unintentional discharges related to the model.

The P320 is “the most dangerous pistol for users on the US market,” plaintiffs’ lawyers claim in court documents.

A voice message was left for Sig Sauer asking for comment. Gun makers have previously denied that the pistol is defective.

George Abrahams, a 53-year-old Army veteran and paint contractor in Philadelphia, said he holstered the P320, put it in his athletic trouser pocket, and compressed it before going downstairs. “All I did was go down the stairs, there was a big explosion, and then there was intolerable pain and bleeding,” he recalled in an interview on Tuesday.

The bullet tore his right thigh and came out above his knee. Two years after his firing, Abraham said fatigue, cramps and numbness were one of the protracted effects. “You have to relive this trauma every day,” he said.

Abraham’s lawyers said the Army forced a change to the military version of the P320, but the non-military version owned by Abraham remains flawed even after the gun makers launched a “voluntary upgrade” program in 2017. Stated.

“Voluntary updates did not prevent this issue from continuing to occur,” said Abraham’s lawyer Robert W. Zimmerman, a key issue with the lack of standard manual safety. I mentioned it as.

Zimmerman’s company, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, represents plaintiffs in six other pending proceedings against Sig Sauer over pistols, including Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Oklahoma.

“All the clients we talked to want to prevent this from happening to anyone else,” Zimmerman said. “The last thing we all need is a gun that the owner’s finger can fire without triggering.”

In 2019, the Philadelphia transportation staff’s holstered P320 was unintentionally released, and the city’s transportation Septam was unable to use all P320 pistols and replaced them with Glocks.

Sig Sauer has resolved at least one federal class action proceeding, including a P320 containing a pistol manufactured before 2017, and provided the purchaser with a refund or replacement gun.