Repetitive stress injury rulings prompt HR to launch risk assessments
- Court victory for keyboard victims. Kiernan, Vincent // New Scientist;12/21/96 Double Issue, Vol. 152 Issue 2061/2062, p10
Reports that a jury in New York has awarded $5.8 million in damages to three office workers who developed repetitive strain injury after using keyboards made by Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC). Success of computer manufacturers at fending off lawsuits over injuries blamed on keyboards; DEC's plan...
- Workers lose keyboard suit. Hays, Daniel // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;06/22/98, Vol. 102 Issue 25, p4
Focuses on the ruling by a Brooklyn, New York federal court jury that Digital Equipment Corp. was not liable for alleged computer keyboard overuse injuries. Positive implications of the decision for product liability insurers in the United States; Details of Digital Equipment's defense.
- Keyboard manufacturer loses first CTD lawsuit. Smith, S.L. // Occupational Hazards;Feb97, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p17
Reports on Digital Equipment Corp.'s (DEC) loss in a lawsuit filed by three women employees who claimed they suffered arm, hand and wrist injuries because of their use of the DEC computer keyboards. Amount awarded for the plaintiffs; DEC's plan to appeal the verdicts.
- Judge overturns Digital verdict. // Business Insurance;05/05/97, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p38
Reports that New York, United States District Court Judge, Jack B. Weinstein has rejected a $5.3 million jury verdict in a keyboard injury suit against Digital Equipment Corporation. Impact of additional evidence on the judge's ruling; Calls for a different trial; Description of the evidence;...
- Time Wars: Is There a Financial Undertow from Accelerating Technical Advance? Hicks, Donald A. // Research Technology Management;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p34
Questions the strategy of commitment on internal research and development spending to establish an advantage in time-based business competition. Logic of time-based competition; Intel's strategy of product innovation; Way of thinking about industrial competition and its role in setting the pace...
- $5.3 million awarded in RSI case against DEC. // Seybold Report on Publishing Systems;12/23/96, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p26
Reports that a secretary from New york City won more than $5.3 million for arm, wrist and hand injuries suffered from using Digital Equipment Corp.'s (DEC) keyboards. Fines against DEC; Number of pending cases.
- Keyed up, repetitive stressed out. Milstone, Erik // ABA Journal;Feb97, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p22
Discusses the lawsuit case against keyboard manufacturer Digital Equipment Corp. because of repetitive stress injuries suffered by office workers. Failure on part of Digital Equipment to warn plaintiffs on dangers of using keyboards; Discussion of trial proceedings; Verdict in favor of...
- Big keyboard award overturned. Higgins, Michael // ABA Journal;Aug97, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p34
Focuses on the case Geressy v. Digital Equipment Corporation. Background of the case; Geressy's argument that Digital should have warned consumers that using its keyboard could cause repetitive-stress injuries; Verdict of the trial.
- Keyboard users win $5.9 million in lawsuit. Piller, Charles; Ross, Randy // PC World;Feb1997, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p51
Informs that Digital Equipment was ordered to pay $5.93 million to three plaintiffs who charged that they developed carpal tunnel syndrome while using Digital computer keyboards. Digital planning to appeal the decision.