An elderly woman was undergoing radiation therapy following a mastectomy.


When she was strapped to the stretcher assembly of the therapy machine and was being raised into position, the machine failed to shut off, and she was crushed between the stretcher assembly and the machine. It was found that the machine malfunctioned because of a defective relay switch and an inoperative safety shut-off switch.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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