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CONFIDENTIAL Alleged defective design of laminating machine - finger caught between the rollers of the machine - Left hand was degloved and severely crushed.

Los Angeles County, California

The plaintiff’s left hand was crushed between the rollers of a laminating machine. The plaintiff alleged that the design of the machine was defective and hazardous.

The 47-year-old male plaintiff caught a finger on his left hand in the rollers of a Series ________ Laminator machine while he was operating the machine. The machine was manufactured by the defendant and sold to the plaintiff’s employer.

The plaintiff contended that his hand was pulled into the machine and his left hand was degloved and crushed. The plaintiff alleged that the product was defectively designed in that did not comply with ANSI standards for safety guides that would prevent this type of injury.

The plaintiff underwent multiple surgeries and anticipates future surgeries. He incurred medical expenses of $________ and anticipated lost earnings of $________. The plaintiff is permanently disabled from performing any type of manual labor.

The defendant denied that the product was unsafe and/or that it had a defective design.

The matter was resolved on the first day of trial. The parties agreed to a confidential recovery.

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