What is a Cotton Gin?
The cotton gin is a machine that separates cotton fibers from their seeds, enabling far greater productivity than manual cotton separation. Although early examples of cotton processing devices go back to the First Century AD, the invention of the modern cotton gin is famously credited to Eli Whitney in 1793, who patented the machine in 1794. Today’s cotton gins are fully-automated machines which use a network of powered cleaning cylinders, saws, screens, and spiked rollers or “teeth” that mill raw cotton bolls into the finished product, cotton fabric.
What’s the Problem?
Despite their usefulness, cotton gins and other related machinery used in the cotton harvesting process can cause severe, potentially life-threatening injuries to workers and others nearby. These injuries may be caused by negligent/wrongful acts by employees operating the equipment, or by manufacturing defects in the devices themselves.
Cotton Gin Injuries
- Amputations of fingers, arms, hands, legs and toes
- Crushed limbs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Burn injuries from defective cotton gins catching fire
- Respiratory illnesses / bronchial infections / asthma attack from cotton gin dust / debris
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Can I File a Class Action?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to cotton gin injury claims. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you’ve been injured by a cotton gin machine, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I have a Cotton Gin Injury Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in cotton gin lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.