This case involves a plaintiff who was seriously injured when his shotgun malfunctioned. The plaintiff was an amateur shooter who purchased a pre-owned shotgun one week before the incident. While shooting, a shell exploded and the shrapnel went through the plaintiff’s chest and head. The plaintiff subsequently developed a brain abscess. An expert in firearm design was sought to examine and test the shotgun in question to determine if there was a design or manufacturer’s defect in the firearm.