Nevada Senator Harry Reid has made a compensation claim for an injury from faulty exercise equipment against the makers of the TheraBand resistance band.
According to documents filed with the Clark County District Court, the compensation claim for an injury from faulty exercise equipment was filed by both Senator Reid and his wife – Landra Gould – and relate to events that occurred in the Senator´s Anthem Country Club home in Henderson on January 1st 2015.
In the lawsuit, it is alleged that Senator Reid was using a TheraBand resistance band to exercise in his bathroom, when the band snapped or slipped out of his hand – causing him to spin around and strike his face on a bathroom cabinet.
The Senator suffered terrible facial injuries including a loss of vision in his right eye, broken bones around his eye, severe disfigurement and bruising. He had to undergo several surgeries to repair the damage to his face and prevent blood from pooling in his damaged eye.
The compensation claim for an injury from faulty exercise equipment is being made against the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of the resistance band – Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC for negligence and failure to warn.
Senator Reid alleges that the defendants knew or had constructive knowledge that there was a risk of injury to users – especially elderly users (Senator Reid is 75 years of age) who may not have such as strong hands and feet as a younger user of the resistance band.
An appropriate warning – Senator Reid states in his compensation claim for an injury from faulty exercise equipment – would have prompted him “to take precautions to avoid his injuries”. Senator Reid is seeking in excess of $50,000 compensation for his injuries.