G v GCS Services
A products liability case involving a dough mixer that had not been fitted with a screen guard protecting the operator from accidental contact with the rotating beater. The industry had standardized the bowl guard multiple years before the sale of the machine and the company had not considered the machine sufficiently dangerous to have standardized the screen at the time of sale. A hartford Jury disagreed and found that the manufacturer's conduct warranted an award of punitive damages.
Compensatory damages for having undergone multiple surgeries and substantial lost function of our client's hand was just under 1.4 million dollars(2008).
“My Dough Mixer machine injury ended my career as a chef after several surgeries to try and correct the problem. I had spent time in Jail earlier in life and my Name was of non American origin so the defense offered me very little and treated me with what i considered to be contempt even though i had a family and was a very patriotic American. A Hartford Jury not only awarded over a million dollars but gave me back my dignity and ability to send my Son to College.”
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