A man claims he lost part of his finger while using a defective Ryobi table saw purchased at Home Depot.
Plaintiff Aaron Wilkerson filed a lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Techtronic Group, Inc, One World Technologies, Inc, Ryobi Technologies, Inc, Hope Depot USA, Inc and their subsidiaries, citing negligence.
According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 27, 2020, the plaintiff was injured by a Ryobi table saw that he had purchased at a Collinsville Home Depot Store. Wilkerson claims the adhesive on a protective plate on the device failed while the table saw was in use, causing his hand to be thrown into the saw blade and cut off part of his finger.
The table saw was designed by Techtronic Group, Inc., distributed and marketed by One World Technologies and Ryobi, and sold at Home Depot stores, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that the table saw was defectively designed in such a way that would make it unsafe to operate in reasonable circumstances. Additionally the defendants failed to properly warn consumers that the product was unreasonably dangerous when used in reasonable circumstances.
Wilkerson claims he has permanently lost part of his index finger and now requires the use of finger shapers to mitigate the effects of the injury. He claims he was significantly impacted by the injury because he is a software engineer and needed his fingers to type and was also a musician who played musical instruments.
He also alleges the injury has forced him to experience pain, suffering and disability and impacted his ability to enjoy normal life and earn income. He adds that he incurred medical costs because of his injury.
The plaintiff is seeking damages, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems proper.
This article was first published in Madison Record.