Table Saw Lawsuits

Available safety technology has existed for years to prevent many of the serious and debilitating table saw injuries reported each year, including finger amputations, nerve damage and severe lacerations. A growing number of product liability lawsuits allege that manufacturers placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by failing to incorporate certain safety features.

STATUS OF TABLE SAW INJURY LAWSUITS: Attorneys provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals determine whether financial compensation may be available through a table saw lawsuit due to inadequate safety technology or warnings.


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Table Saw Lawsuits

Safety Features Missing From Many Table Saws May Have Prevented Serious Injuries and Amputations.


SAWSTOP TABLE SAW FLESH SENSING TECHNOLOGY: For more than a decade, SawStop or other flesh-sensing safety technology has been readily available to table saw manufacturers, which have been proven to prevent most serious injuries linked to table saws.

This safety feature uses an electrical current to detect when the blade comes into contact with flesh, immediately stopping the saw. Several studies have demonstrated that this usually results in consumers only suffering a small cut or nick, instead of deep lacerations that result in nerve damage or total amputation of the finger.

Many table saw manufacturers have continued to sell products do not feature SawStop or other flesh sensing technology, failing to adequately warn consumers that this critical safety feature is missing from the tool. As a result, financial compensation may be available for individuals who have suffered a table saw injury while using a product manufactured since 2003.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been pushing for safer table saws for several years, and in 2011 conducted a survey indicating that there were 76,100 table saw injuries in 2007 and 2008. The CPSC estimates that about 3,000 people a year suffer amputated fingers due to the lack of table saw safety technology, costing the U.S. healthcare system $2.36 billion annually in avoidable injury costs.

That same year the CPSC voted that new table saw safety regulations were needed.

Since then a growing number of table saw injury lawsuits have been filed against table saw manufacturers.


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