This case involves an allegedly defective football helmet. The plaintiff was engaged in a pre-season high school football practice drill called the “machine gun” or “flipper drill.” In this drill, one defensive player was squared off against a line of offensive players charging at the defensive player. The plaintiff was the defensive player and had to ward off and defeat the offensive players charging at him. The offensive players ran one after another into the plaintiff. The plaintiff took several hits where the offensive players contacted him with their helmets. The plaintiff took several blows in the head from contact between his helmet and the helmets of the offensive players. The plaintiff began to complain of dizziness, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. The plaintiff suffered a loss of his balance later that day. The plaintiff was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. This is a life-threatening accumulation of blood on the brain’s surface near the skull. The plaintiff suffered severe brain damage and cannot live without assistance.