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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hatfield man hurt by table saw seeking $800K, defendant says

Federal Court

By Bob Pepalis | Mar 25, 2020

Table saw

PHILADELPHIA – A Hatfield man’s claim against the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. that he received injuries from a table saw the company manufactured has moved to U.S. District Court because of how much money he is seeking.

Ronald Dicola’s suit moved to U.S. District Court for Eastern District Pennsylvania. His original claim that Bosch was negligent in manufacturing the table saw in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County exceeded the $50,000 arbitration limit in Pennsylvania, the defendant says.

Dicola’s suit said he suffered serious and permanent injuries, including “nerve and ligament damage to right hand/wrist requiring surgery, serious and severe scarring of the right hand, limited range of motion of the right hand/wrist.”

The notice for removal said Dicola’s counsel demanded $800,000 in damages.

Dicola’s original complaint said he bought a Bosch table saw with plastic push sticks. On Nov. 13, 2017, the plaintiff was cutting wood with the table saw.

“As Plaintiff was pushing the wood through the table saw, the plastic push stick hit the table saws blade causing the plastic push stick to shatter causing plaintiff to sustain serious and permanent injuries more fully set forth herein,” the complaint said.

The plaintiff is represented by Jason E. Fine and Michelle Mall of the J. Fine Law Group of Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Pennsylvania case number 2:20-cv-01340-HB

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