$14,000,000 Settlement - Workplace Injury
Romanucci & Blandin and Costa Ivone, LLC announce a $14 million settlement on behalf of a middle-aged female worker who had multiple fingers amputated while operating a metal fabrication machine at a factory in the Chicago area. Plaintiff alleged she was sent to a factory by her employer, a temp agency, to package boxes. Instead, the factory had the woman operate a metal fabrication machine, which requires a properly trained and experienced operator, and instructed her to fabricate small pieces of metal so the factory could meet a deadline for one of its customers. The woman was provided little training on proper and safe operation of the machine. Moreover, the machine safeguards had been disconnected and disabled. Shortly after she began operating the machine, the Plaintiff sustained serious injuries to her hand, including multiple finger amputations.