Manuela worked at a commercial laundry, feeding sheets into the heated rollers of a large iron. The commercial iron–nicknamed a “Mangler” in the industry–was not equipped with any guards. Manuela’s hand was pulled into the nip-point, resulting in the amputation of her arm. The commercial iron had been purchased used from another laundry, whose staff swore that the iron had proper guards when it was sold. Through extensive investigation, Martin Brigham discovered a video of the machine prior to its sale that documented that the prior owner had removed the guards. Once the truth was known, Mr. Brigham was able to negotiate a confidential seven figure settlement.