Contact Us

Case Review Form
*    Denotes required field.

Describe accident or indicate name of drug or device

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


   * Please describe your case:

What injury have you suffered?

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Products Liability: Industrial Machine 1,215,000 Settlement: Leg Degloving

Dec 24, 2002 | Personal Injury Verdict Reviews

A 49-year-old male tree removal worker suffered left leg degloving, which required reconstructive surgery, when a stump grinder, designed and manufactured by the defendant, abruptly moved back and cut into his thigh as he attempted to remove the stump of a tree, which was cut down by a nonparty coworker. The plaintiff contended that the defendant designed the stump grinder in a defective manner, that it failed to install an appropriate guard and safety switch to ensure the safety of the user, and that the defendants provided him with a product that was unsafe for its intended use and purpose.

The defendants denied liability and contended the machine was reasonably safe when used properly. The defendant contended that the third-named defendant modified the grinder from its manufactured condition and that the plaintiff used the machine carelessly.

Apostoleris v. Promark Products West Inc.; Bear Tree Service; Dirt & Chips Inc.; Ariens Co.

State/County: NY/Eastern District. Plaintiff Attorney: Partner at Parker & Waichman, Great Neck, NY. Defense Attorney: Richard A. Tanner, Dickson, Buermann, Tanner, Ashenfelter, Slous, Fox & Boyd, Upper Montclair, NJ. Settlement: 1,215,000. Compensatory Damages: 1,215,000. Incident Date: July 1998. Settlement Date: July 2002. JV Number: 402026.

December 24, 2002

Related articles
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo