In a study using national, medically verified data, boat propellers were responsible for an estimated 1155 injuries during September 1991- August 1992.

The U.S. Coast Guard reported 171 persons injured / 5 dead by propeller strikes during 1996. Propeller injuries are frequently not reported.

Brunswick settled the Lewis case for an estimated $700,000 in 1998, which probably pales in comparison to legal fees incurred while defending this case all the way to the Supreme Court.