It was Christmas Eve and Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson had just finished a long evening of wrapping gifts in her Parkland home. Dr. Ferrari-Gegerson decided to relax and use her electronic massager to relieve her neck pain. Later that night her husband, Dr. Kenneth Gegerson discovered his wife unconscious and motionless lying on the ground where this Broward County accident occurred. Police investigators believe that the result of this Parkland accident was due to herneck massager getting tangled in Dr. Ferrari-Gegerson’s necklace and strangled her.
Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson worked as a radiologist in the emergency room of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fl and was the mother of a 1 year-old. She was well respected and liked by her co-workers. “Last week she was here and she brought baked goods for various employees,” said Barbara Perez Deppman, director of radiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital. “That’s what type of person she was. Out of the blue, she would just give people food vouchers and take them out to lunch.”
Unfortunately, Dr. Ferrari-Gegerson’s accident is just one of many product liability cases that have occurred recently. In December 2008 the Matoba Electric Manufacturing Company recalled an electric foot massager after three cases where women died after accidentally strangling themselves while using the machine as a foot massager. In addition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled three other types of electronic massagers since 1996.
Doctor Killed by Neck Massager, www.miamiherald.com, December 29, 2010.
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