Four Thousand Amputations a Year Caused by Table Saws

December 16, 2013

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This video demonstrates a new technology from SawStop. The saw can detect the difference between wood and flesh and come to a dead stop in about three one-thousandths of a second. This accurate and speedy safety device leaves the hot dog with only a minor scrape on the surface. Thousands of individuals each year become victims to table saw injuries across the nation. Companies such as Black & Decker, and Bosch have been involved in many settlement cases concerning their injured consumers. In fact an article written by Myron Levin titled “Saws Cut Off 4,000 Fingers a Year. This Gadget Could Fix That” states that more than 67,000 workers are injured by a table saw each year. 33,000 of these result in emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations (Levin, 2013). Unfortunately these accidents leave many consumers suffering with pain, medical bills, lost wages, and irreversible damage to themselves.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims from table saw accidents. We represent victims of table saws built by a variety of companies such as Black & Decker, Bosch, Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, Grizzly, Jet, Kwikset, and more. If you or a loved one has been affected by any of these products we encourage you to consult with one of our table saw attorneys as soon as possible. Although no dollar amount can make up for permanent injuries and results of table saw accidents, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure that the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead table saw lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Personal Injury Lawyer with a focus on representing table saw victims and families on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with personal injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Reference

Levin, M. (2013, May 16). Saws cut off 4,000 fingers a year. this gadget could fix that. Retrieved from      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/05/table-saw-sawstop-safety-finger-cut

 

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