BSF Brings Charges of Negligence Against Power Tool Companies
Boies, Schiller & Flexner is advocating for industry-wide acceptance of innovative and highly effective technology to prevent injuries from table saws. Thousands of people in the U.S. sever fingers or maim hands with table saws every year, yet the industry has failed to adopt available flesh-detection technology that has proven effective. BSF is involved in approximately 50 cases, representing injured people and suing power tool companies, and won a $1.5 million jury verdict against the power-tool maker Ryobi in 2010, which was affirmed on appeal in 2011.
Please follow the below links for media coverage of this litigation.
USA Today, February 2, 2011
Product safety chief seeks rule to make table saws safer
Fairwarning.com, July 6, 2010
As Lawsuits Mount, Officials Look to Cut Down on Saw Accidents
NPR, July 5, 2010
Sharp Edge: One Man's Quest To Improve Saw Safety
Bloomberg, March 22, 2010
Ryobi, Apple, Rio Tinto: Intellectual Property (Update1)
The Oregonian, March 13, 2010
Saw-safety invention pits Oregon firm against giant manufacturers
Boston Globe, March 6, 2010
Man wins $1.5m in first of its kind saw case