John Lynch obtains not guilty verdict in product liability trial.

John Lynch represented a rubber mill manufacturer sued by a woman who caught her dominant hand in the nip point of the mill. She lost her fourth and fifth fingers and a joint from her index finger and a bone from her right hand were removed as a result. The plaintiff claimed that the mill failed to contain proper guarding (a body bar in particular) as recommended by ANSI B28.1 and that this allegedly defective condition caused her injury. The plaintiff asked the jury for $3,800,000. The jury found for the defendant. Pamela Lawler v. Reliable Welding, 2005 L 463 (Kane County).