Darold Borman, a 70 year old, fell from an exploding exercise ball while working out. He is suing the product’s manufacturer, Easton Bell Sports, for negligence.
Mr. Borman claims that during an exercise session, the exercise ball burst and sent him hurtling to the floor. He landed on his chin, chest, and pelvis and was transported to the emergency room. After enduring multiple surgeries and months of physical therapy, Mr. Borman remains permanently injured.
The complaint against Easton Bell Sports alleges the exercise ball has a defective design and was improperly manufactured. Further, Mr. Borman alleges Easton Bell Sports was negligent, failed to warn of reasonably anticipated danger and breached its warranty. Since 2009, at least two other, similar, complaints have been filed; one involving a European manufacturer and NBA star Francisco Garcia and another involving EB Brands of New York, who recalled three million stability balls after receiving 47 complains of explosions.
When someone is injured or dies as a result of a product defect, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a product defect.