Wareham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 11, 2012
A recently announced injury settlement involving a woman paralyzed by a Cybex International Inc. exercise machine illustrates the fact that the risk of personal injury can arise from many dangerous consumer products.
A woman paralyzed by an exercise machine has agreed to a $26 million settlement with Massachusetts-based Cybex and the physical therapy clinic where she worked, according to recent reports. At trial, the jury found that the Massachusetts manufacturer of the exercise machine had failed to give notice or warning of that the machine could tip over after receiving notice of other injuries on similar Cybex machines (Case number CA-11-00893 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department).
Injuries relating to sports and recreational activities as well as the equipment used in these activities have been tracked by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The CPSC tracks product-related injuries through its National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). An estimated 446,788 sports-related head injuries alone were treated at U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2009, according to a study posted recently by the AANS.
Additionally, more than 180,000 people die from injuries each year – one person every 3 minutes, based on data compiled by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of these injuries and fatalities, recovery may be possible, particularly where the cause of the injury is due to negligence, tort liability, strict liability, or defective design or manufacture.
Commitment to Helping Personal Injury Victims
The Gilman law firm is committed to helping victims of personal injury and defective consumer products and their family members in cases involving wrongful deaths and substantial injuries. Gilman Law LLP offers a team of experienced personal injury lawyers. Our firm has successfully handled cases against some of the world’s largest insurance companies and corporations to recover the maximum amount of financial recovery for our clients. As Massachusetts personal injury attorneys, we realize insurance companies are motivated to minimize clients’ recoveries and generally not willing to offer reasonable compensation proportional to the full impact of an injury until they proceed through litigation and aggressive discovery and the attorneys are prepared to try the case to a verdict. In its personal injury practice, Gilman Law works closely with teams of safety, medical, investigative and financial experts in building our clients’ cases.
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If you have been seriously injured, or know someone who has been injured or killed, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in personal injury law in order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require victims to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery.
About Gilman Law LLP
Gilman Law LLP is a leading Massachusetts personal injury and products liability law firm and is here to help those injured and their families receive the best compensation for their injuries. A leading Massachusetts law firm with offices in Massachusetts and Florida, Gilman Law LLP has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from consumer product injury, mass tort, and product liability lawsuits. For over 32 years, the Gilman Law LLP team of highly experienced lawyers has earned renown for tireless work on behalf of their clients on many of today’s most challenging and important legal issues. More information about personal injury and product liability claims and the opportunity to arrange for a free lawsuit evaluation are available at http://www.gilmanlawllp.com. Free case evaluations may also be arranged by calling Toll Free at 1-877-428-7374.
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