$16.5 Million Settlement : Product Liability

Twenty-three years earlier, a defectively designed industrial machine caused a catastrophic injury to a Pennsylvania machine operator. The family sued the manufacturer of the machine. The machine manufacturer did nothing to fix the hazards created by the defectively designed machine. Predictably, since the manufacturer does nothing to design out the hazard or design in a fail-safe to protect operators of the machine, it happens again in 2015. Our client was operating the next generation industrial machine that had the same design defects. Due to being exposed to the same hazards from the defective design our client was killed leaving his wife and two young sons behind. The case was tried by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein in Federal Court. After four days of trial testimony the machine manufacturer and their distributor settled for a total of $16,500,000.