When an individual in West Virginia purchases a construction tool, he or she trusts that the product is safe to use. A defective product can cause injuries and even death in serious cases. One woman in another state recently sued a table saw manufacturer, claiming that the tool’s safety features were faulty.
The woman filed the product liability suit in early July. She said she was using a Bosch Skil saw when the device’s blade made contact with the woman’s left hand. The woman was severely injured in the accident, according to her complaint.
The woman claimed that the company failed to use the latest safety technology for its saw’s safety features and blade guard. A few other similar complaints regarding these types of tools have been made since April, local authorities said. One of these was against Bosch, while others were filed against Sears as well as other parties over their Craftsman table saws. The woman is pursuing damages totaling over $50,000.
Manufacturers today have a duty to produce items that function properly and don’t feature dangerous design defects; the products must also include warnings for users. A person who suffers an injury in West Virginia as a result of using a defective product has the right to explore his or her legal options with the goal of righting any of the product manufacturer’s alleged wrongs. Financial restitution from a case that is litigated successfully can help the injured party to cover medical bills and even pain and suffering or emotional distress stemming from use of the faulty product.
Source: The Cook County Record, “Alleged injury over table saw spurs another product liability suit against Robert Bosch Tool Corp.“, Annie Cosby, July 10, 2014