When you suffer a major injury, recovery is an uphill battle. From physical therapy to medical bills, you want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when the medical equipment you hoped would help, causes more harm than good.
“Roll A-Bout” Knee Walker
One such example of this tragedy was with the “Roll A-Bout” Knee Walker. In March 2012, Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was using a Roll A-Bout after undergoing surgery for his Achilles tendon. While working tirelessly to get back for the 2013 football season, Peters used the Roll A-Bout walker to go about his daily life. Unfortunately, three weeks into his recovery, the handlebar broke causing Peters to reinjure his Achilles tendon and need another corrective surgery.
Roll A-Bout Legislation
Peters lawsuit charged that Roll A-Bout defectively designed and marketed their knee walker. Roll A-Bout claimed their product could withstand the weight of patients up to 500 lbs; however, the knee walker broke carrying Peters at 340 lbs. Although Peter’s case eventually settled, the lawsuit brought product flaws to sight and helped prevent future injuries with Roll A-Bout.
If You Were Injured with Medical Equipment
Medical professionals work to test and recommend the best products available; however, when those products fail, the effects are often catastrophic. If you were involved in a medical product failure or were injured by a defective medical product, contact an attorney immediately. They will know who to contact and how to rectify the situation at zero cost to you.