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$625,000 Settlement for Factory Worker in Rotating Machine Part Accident


Doe v. Roe Manufacturing

Case Summary:

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 or call the law offices of Galfand Berger at 1-800-222-USWA(8792).