Accidents Can Happen At Any Time
Our client was a 63-year-old retired man who was using a table saw to cut wood for a hobby project in a private residence. The owner of the residence inadvertently leaned on the edge of the table saw, causing it to flare upwards, bringing the saw blade into contact with the client’s left hand. The client suffered an open comminuted fracture of his left index finger distal phalanx and extensive soft tissue damage along with a laceration to his left ring finger. He ultimately required a partial amputation to remove the end of the finger including the distal interphalangeal joint. Post amputation, the client continued to experience marked sensitivity and stiffness of the finger joint and noticed that a mass that had formed on the amputation site. The mass was a benign neuroma which ultimately had to be surgically removed. The client was left with a deformed left hand and has marked range of motion deficits in the hand. He no longer can do many of the recreational activities he enjoyed in retirement due to his deformity.The case was settled prior just prior to filing a complaint in court.