Buying power tools is something that most men enjoy doing. Items like saws, nail guns and other tools help these men to complete jobs much easier than if they were to use hand tools. When a man purchases power tools, he probably expects that the tools will be properly assembled and contain proper safety measures. Sadly, that is not always the case.
A lawsuit has been filed against Ryobi Technologies, Inc., Sears Roebuck & Co., One World Technologies Inc., and Techtronic Industries of North America Inc., stemming from allegations that a saw sold by Sears injured three men.
The saw in question is a Craftsman table saw. Allegedly, the men were using the saw when their hand got pushed into the blade. One of the men says that his ring finger had to be partially amputated. Another man said that part of his right thumb was amputated. The third man says that he has permanent damage of his thumb.
The lawsuit is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 plus court costs for each man. They claim the defendants were negligent in manufacturing the saw. They also claim that the defendants failed to use available safety technologies to keep customers safe.
These men now have to live with the injuries caused by these Craftsman saws. They have opted to pursue compensation for their injuries. While it won't take those injuries away, if it is awarded it might help them to reduce the effect the injury had on their finances.
Anyone who is facing a similar product liability cases should make sure he or she understand how to file the claim in an Illinois court. There is a time limit to filing such lawsuits, which is called the statute of limitations. It's important to understand how much time you may have to pursue compensation.
Source: The Cook County Record, "Saw manufacturers face three suits alleging faulty design that caused finger amputation, damage" Ben Hart, Apr. 15, 2014