I'm an attorney and I can say this sounds like an error, predicated on the legal theory that the manufacturer knew or should have known that the lack of known and available Sawstop technology was likely to lead to serious injury. I think this is unfortunate, as the effect of such awards is to make manufacture of table saws without the technology non-viable as a business model, and this will result in a substantial increase in the cost of table saws, when most woodworkers can't afford a saw with the safety technology. The user assumed the risk. He could have bought a Sawstop, but instead reasonably chose a rickier but far more cost effective option, and then was unfortunately injured.
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