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Harry Reid, Wife Suing Maker of Exercise Band That Blinded Eye

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By    |   Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015 08:14 PM

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is suing the maker of the exercise band that he said caused the injury that has left him blind in his right eye on January 1.

The 75-year-old Nevada Democrat and his wife, Landra Gould, filed the product liability lawsuit Tuesday in Clark County District Court, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. The defendants : Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC.

The suit says the companies should have known the product required a warning that it could slip out of the hands of elderly users.

The suit says the companies "combined to create, manufacture and market a defective product called TheraBand or Thera-Band exercise band."

"The TheraBand was mounted to a sturdy object in his bathroom," the lawsuit continues. "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."

The suit says Reid 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."

A warning would have allowed Reid to have taken proper precaution, the suit said.

Reid claims loss of consortium and seeks punitive damages.

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is suing the maker of the exercise band that he said caused the injury that has left him blind in his right eye on January 1. The 75-year-old Nevada Democrat and his wife, Landra Gould, filed the product liability lawsuit Tuesday in Clark...
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