The lawsuit (PDF) was filed in Clark County District Court in Nevada against Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC, manufacturers of the TheraBand resistance exercise band.
The incident occurred in January 2015. According to the complaint:
“The TheraBand was mounted to a sturdy object in his bathroom. While in use, the TheraBand broke or slipped out of Mr. Reid’s hand, causing him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet.”
Reid allegedly suffered loss of vision in his right eye, a concussion, broken orbital bones, severe disfigurement and bruising to his face, hand injuries, facial lacerations, scarring, and broken ribs.
The lawsuit claims that the manufacturers knew about the risk of injury but failed to provide adequate warnings — especially for elderly uses and people with injuries to their hands or feet.
Reid is currently the Senate minority leader, but said in March that he will not seek re-election next year.
This is not the first time exercise bands have come under scrutiny. They are responsible for dozens of serious injuries and several manufacturers have issued recalls.
Need a Product Liability Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas product liability lawyers for a free lawsuit review.