PRODUCT LIABILITY - Jury Awards $1,750,000 for Crushed Hand

Jury trial in Broward County, Florida. A jury awarded a young factory worker was awarded $1,750,000 for suffering a crushing injury to his right hand while working on a World War II heavy machine. The machine, which required manual engagement, had all the safety mechanisms removed by the factory owners an attempt to speed up their production, causing the machine to become incredibly dangerous to operate. The jury found no negligence on the part of the Plaintiff worker.