Saws were available without the stop safety device and one with it. People had a chocie and made it. If a user is inexperienced and rarely use a saw, the individual should recognize their limitations and buy a saw with the safety device, but nothing replaces proper use and training. Don't make everyone pay for something that isn't necessary.
Of course this award is ridiculous, but responsibility for the decision to do so should be directed to the jury. A lot of blame is directed at one group or another, but personal responsiblity applies to not only the user of a tool, but those make the decision to grant such compensation.
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