A California man was cleaning the inside of a concrete mixer when it suddenly turned on. The mixing blades cut through both his legs. They could not be saved and had to be amputated above the knee. He sued the manufacturer of the machine because it did not have adequate safety features. The machine should have had a delay between when it was turned on and when the blades started moving, warning horns and beacons, and an interlock system. The parties settled for $3.5 million plus lifetime medical benefits.
At the Simon Law Firm, we handle a wide variety of claims, including personal injury claims involving products. Although we did not handle the claim mentioned above, we have handled cases involving defective products against many of the largest companies in the world, including dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. If you have been seriously injured by unsafe industrial equipment, contact The Simon Law Firm, P.C.