More than a year and a half after the lawsuit was filed, discovery is still proceeding in a product liability claim against Lowe’s Home Improvement involving a defective saw.
The plaintiff, alleging he was sold a defective circular saw, filed suit against Hitachi Koki, the saw’s manufacturer, and Lowe’s in 2012 in Jefferson County District Court in Beaumont, Texas.
According to the lawsuit, in 2011, the victim purchased a Hitachi circular saw from a Lowe’s in Beaumont, Texas. He was using the saw when a fractured carbide tip flew from the saw blade and became lodged deep inside his right eye. Already partially blind in his left eye, the plaintiff lost complete use of the other eye after a saw tip broke off from the blade and became lodged in his right eye.
The lawsuit accuses Hitachi of negligently manufacturing, marketing and distributing a defective product, and Lowe’s is accused of having knowledge of the defective saw. The victim is suing for his past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.
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