Our Track Record
Defectively Guarded Machinery
A 60 year old maintenance worker cleaning the floor of a meat packing plant, had his left arm traumatically amputated by the unguarded blades of a meat grinding machine. Because the interlocks for the guard covering the blades had been disabled, the machine could operate without the guard in place. As a result, when the maintenance worker passed by the machine while cleaning the floor, his jacket was caught by the activated blades amputating his left arm. The meat packing plant contributed $1.5 million and the machine manufacturer contributed $200,000 for a total settlement of $1.7 million.
Settlement: $ 1,700,000
Maintenance Worker Injured In Elevator Accident
The firm represented a 50 year old maintenance worker who was operating a freight elevator in an office building when it dropped approximately 4 floors into the basement. As a result of the accident, plaintiff suffered a serious exacerbation of pre-existing spinal arthritis that required surgery. The case was settled at a private mediation while motions for summary judgment were pending. It is noteworthy that plaintiff's prior counsel had withdrawn from the case and the action had actually been dismissed by the time plaintiff retained the firm.
Settlement: $ 1,250,000