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$2.2 Million Recovery for Injured Factory Worker

Case Synopsis:
A fifty-one year old factory worker was severely injured on a coil stacker machine. His torso was trapped and part of his digestive system was cut when the loading bar of the machine pinned him to the machine’s frame. His injuries required several surgeries and a nearly three month stay in the hospital. Galfand Berger Senior partner, Richard Jurewicz, an experienced, knowledgeable products liability attorney, filed suit against the machine’s foreign manufacturer claiming it was liable for the worker’s injuries as a result of its poorly designed and built machine. Mr. Jurewicz argued that the machine’s design was flawed and was lacking two important safety features: safety guards at the entrance where the coils enter the machine and an option on the control panel to move the coils in jog or reverse modes when they got stuck.

Outcome:

The injured factory worker won $2.2 million dollars, the third highest recovery ever recorded in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Notably, Mr. Jurewicz also obtained the second highest recovery in Berks County: a $2.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of a fifty-five year old truck driver who was injured at a South Jersey refinery.

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For more information contact Richard M. Jurewicz at rjurewicz@galfandberger.com.