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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A former Proctor & Gamble worker is trying to take his case against the company to the Ohio Supreme Court, FOX19 has learned.

Ted Knight was trying to fix a leak when he accidentally bumped a valve on a pump. It sprayed him with liquid glycerin, which was hotter than boiling water. Knight was burned over 35 percent of his body, according to court documents, and almost died. He spent two months in the ICU. He argues P&G knew a safety device was missing from the pump, while P&G contends it was just an unfortunate accident that was Knight's fault.

When Knight tried to sue P&G, trial and appellate court judges in Cincinnati threw out the case before it ever reached a jury. They ruled that under Ohio law, Knight had to prove P&G intended to hurt him.

But Knight's attorney, Don Moore, believes the judges here are incorrectly interpreting the law. He says appellate judges in Toledo ruled differently in another case.

"So, we want it to go to the Supreme Court," said Moore. "Again, all we want them to do is say, ‘You get your day in court.'"

In addition to representing Knight, Moore is the host of "Moore Law," which airs on Monday mornings on FOX19.

We have also contacted a P&G spokesman for comment.

Moore says it could be June of next year before the Ohio Supreme Court decides whether it will even hear the case. Should the justices agree to take the case and eventually rule against P&G, that would not mean the company owes Knight any money. It would simply allow Knight to present his case to a Cincinnati jury.

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