I had a finger amputated by a piece of furniture. Can I sue for damages?

03 Apr 2017

I’m very sorry to hear about your finger. Thousands of people every year lose fingers or toes due to consumer products. In some cases, those amputations are caused because people misuse the products. In other cases, the product is inherently unsafe and poses a danger to consumers and should be recalled. Recently, Ikea recalled more than 33,000 beach chairs after receiving reports of injuries related to the chairs. In six cases, the users suffered finger amputations.

If you have suffered a finger amputation because of a defective consumer product, you may be able to sue the company for damages. Companies who manufacture products for sale to the public have a duty to ensure that those products are safe. If a product is unsafe and a consumer is harmed, the manufacturer has a duty to compensate the consumer for his or her losses.

Amputations are painful and traumatic. Victims may have a hard time adjusting to their lives after the amputation. With a finger amputation, if the victim worked a great deal with his or her hands, it can be difficult to adjust to life without the finger. In addition, the victim may experience emotional pain and suffering and medical expenses after the amputation.

If you have suffered an amputation as a result of a defective consumer product, call me, Amputation Lawyer Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567. I am an amputee and I enjoy working with other amputees to ensure that they receive the compensation to which they are entitled. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.