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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.

Outcome:

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