When I teach the reasonable person and the rational actors standards in torts and economics, I often remind my students that they will be shocked how many people fall well below such standards in their daily activities. This is a case in point. According to Forbes and other sites, hospitals report that they are treating people for eye damage after they put sun screen directly into their eyes to allow them to look at the recent solar eclipse. They said that they could not find special glasses.
Trish Patterson, a nurse practitioner at Prestige Urgent Care in Redding, California, told KRCR that various patients came in with eye damage due to the sunscreen used on August 21.
It will be interesting is anyone claims that this is foreseeable misuse under product liability in a lawsuit against the sun block companies.
So much for a rational actor model in economics.