Defective Saws

posted on:
August 8, 2007

author:
Staff

What are the dangers associated with defective saws?

Hobart 5700 Slant Saw

Our firm handled a case involving our client who was an experienced meat cutter. One of the saws that he operated was a model 5700 slant saw manufactured by the Hobart Corporation. During his operation of the machine, the slanted blade unpredictably snatched a piece of meat, rolled in forward and snatched it into the slanted blade with such velocity that our client was unable to remove his hand before some of his fingers were cut off by the saw.

The Hobart Corporation knew as early as 1982 that it was exposing meat cutters to the probability of losing fingers and hands in this saw. In spite of its knowledge of the dangers of the saw, the Hobart Corporation made a conscious decision not to eliminate the known hazard of this dangerous slanted blade. As a result, the Hobart Corporation has been sued over 25 times regarding the model 5700 slanted blade saw. In 3 of the cases that were tried, including this one, juries returned multi-million dollar verdicts because of the horrific conduct exhibited by the Hobart Corporation.

What can I do?

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of an defective slant saw, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!

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