A woman who cut her leg while shaving more than two years ago is suing an international razor company for the pain and suffering she has endured.
Joliet attorney Thomas Cowgill filed the lawsuit against Schick, Schick-Wilkinson Sword and Energizer Holdings in Will County court. Schick and Wilkinson Sword are two of Energizer Holdings' 30 brands.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman identified only as Brandy McCarthy. Except for her name, there is no other information about McCarthy included in the lawsuit.
A Will County woman named Brandy McCarthy contacted through Facebook said she is not the one suing Schick. Cowgill failed to return calls to his office Wednesday about the legal action.
The lawsuit claims McCarthy was shaving her legs on Jan. 19, 2011, when the handle of the "manually operated safety razor" she was using "broke apart" in her hand. This left McCarthy with a "long and severe laceration" to her leg.
The long and severe laceration has caused McCarthy "sustained and conscious pain and suffering, sustained loss of enjoyment of normal life, and sustained permanent scarring and disfigurement."
Cowgill's lawsuit puts the price of this ordeal at up to $50,000.