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Table Saw Injury Lawsuit

If you have suffered an amputation or serious injury as a result of a table saw, you deserve compensation from its negligent manufacturer. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Table Saw Lawsuits

Table saw users who have been injured by an accident—including carpenters and woodworks who use these tools on the job—may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries. Table saw lawsuits that have already been filed against the manufacturers of these products allege that the industry has failed to adopt new safety technology that could have prevented thousands of serious injuries to table saw users from occurring each year.

Table Saw Lawsuit Results in $1.5 Million Verdict

The first successful table saw case was filed by Carlos Osorio, a man who severed two fingers and his thumb in a table saw accident. Osorio was awarded $1.5 million by a jury, even though he only sought $250,000 in compensation. At the conclusion of the four-week trial, the jury’s verdict stated that the Ryobi table saw was “defectively designed,” due to its lack of safety equipment to protect against injuries like Osorio’s.

Because the full use of his hands is crucial to Osorio’s trade, his injuries have likely interfered with his ability to earn income and support his family. This is the case in many table saw accidents and was likely part of the jury’s decision to award him with more compensation than he asked for. The additional money may have also included punitive damages, which are a form of financial punishment for One World Technologies for its extreme negligence in not utilizing safety technology.

More Lawsuits Expected from Injured Saw Users

The reason the jury was able to find Ryobi responsible for Mr. Osorio’s actions is because the table saw manufacturer had access to SawStop—a safety device which could have prevented his injuries—but chose not to use it on their machinery. Ryobi admitted to observing a demonstration of SawStop by its inventor Stephen Gass. If the company had implemented the SawStop safety equipment in its table saws, Osorio may never have suffered the disabling injury to his hand.

Due to the vast number of preventable injuries associated with table saws each year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) decided in October 2011 to begin creating new performance standards that force table saws makers to take the necessary steps to reduce or eliminate injuries. More claims have and will continue to follow Osorio’s as victims of table saw injuries learn that their suffering could have been prevented if manufacturers had made safety a priority.

Talk with an Attorney about Your Case

If you or a loved one have suffered an amputation or other serious injury caused by a table saw, you may be eligible to compensation from its negligent manufacturer. Our attorneys will fight for justice and compensation on your behalf.

To learn more about filing a table saw lawsuit and to speak with an attorney about your case, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling us toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.