Case Conclusion Date: April 3, 2001

Practice Area: Personal Injury

Outcome: Significant Confidential Settlement

Description: Plaintiff was using a sledge hammer marketed as a striking tool to dislodge a jack hammer bit that was lodged in concrete. A piece of steel from the face of the hammer broke off and flew into Plaintiff’s eye. Plaintiff lost all vision in the eye and, after infections and complications, had to have an evisceration and coral implant inset into his eye ball. A significant confidential settlement was reached with the manufacturer, due to the alleged failure to properly temper or market the hammer.