Doe v. Roe Manufacturing
Our client was a twenty-four year old assistant machine operator who suffered a degloving hand injury caused by a rotating machine part. On the day of the accident our client was using the machinery when his hand got caught between a rotating part and a fixed metal beam.
The machine was defective as designed by defendant Roe Manufacturing because it did not contain a proper guard for the rotating part. Alternatively the frame of the machine should have contained a switch mat or interlock guard. Both guards were available on the market at the time the defective machine was manufactured. Either could have prevented our client’s accident.
Our client suffered a degloving injury to his dominant right wrist as a result of the accident. Our client underwent debridement and skin grafting and had permanent restricted use of his right hand as a result of the injury.
The hand injury case settled at mediation for $625,000. The case was handled by Philadelphia products liability attorney, Peter M. Patton, of Galfand Berger. For more information on this personal injury case, please contact Mr. Patton at [email protected] or call the law offices of Galfand Berger at 1-800-222-USWA(8792).