U.S. Senator from Nevada Suing Exercise Band Maker over Eye Injury

October 9, 2015

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand, causing him to fall and suffer eye, face and rib injuries on New Year’s Day.

A lawsuit filed this week in Nevada seeks more than $50,000 in damages for the Senate minority leader from Nevada and his wife, Landra Gould, from Thera-Band maker Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Company and related companies.

Reid’s lawyer, Jim Wilkes of Florida, declined to comment beyond the 16-page civil complaint filed Clark County District Court.

Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Mary Landrieu AP Photo
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid
AP Photo

It alleges negligence, liability and failure to warn consumers including the elderly of the dangers of using the product. Reid is 75.

A legal representative of the company in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, didn’t immediately respond to calls for comment.

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