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Man sues over inflated exercise ball that burst

There are 36 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Jan 18, 2008, titled Man sues over inflated exercise ball that burst. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

A gym member is suing over an inflated exercise ball that he says burst under him, dropping him to the floor.

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really

Lutz, FL

#1 Jan 18, 2008
Doesn't common sense tell you that the ball probably won't hold over 350 lbs?
Now everyone who goes to a gym will have to sign a waiver that says that the balls may burst, the weights are heavy, the water in the pool may cause you to drown, etc. Thanks, Pete.
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#2 Jan 18, 2008
really wrote:
Doesn't common sense tell you that the ball probably won't hold over 350 lbs?
Yes, however you can't use what you don't possess.

Since: Sep 07

New Port Richey, FL

#3 Jan 18, 2008
I can't believe that someone didn't think that a weight limit should be associated with the balls. I'm not sure who is at fault here but I would focus on the manufacturer.
abc123

Northbrook, IL

#4 Jan 18, 2008
everyones sue crazy these days...

better purchase some extra liability!
Flea

Lakeland, FL

#5 Jan 18, 2008
How did this guy live to be 61? Darwin must be running out of awards.
Joe

Lakeland, FL

#6 Jan 18, 2008
A 61 year old man, lifting 75# dumbells while supporting himself on an inflatable "beach ball"

He should sue himself for being an idiot.

I hope he dies from his injuries - one less moron.
Jay Santos

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jan 18, 2008
This lawsuit is justified, and I know I'm going to get heat for this, but his DR is responsible as well. I'm sure the man has heard from his DR that he needs to exercise over and over. The man attempts to complete the exercise, but gets injured. The DR should have been move proactive in his advice, and proves himself negligent.
he was great

Lutz, FL

#8 Jan 18, 2008
Jay Santos wrote:
This lawsuit is justified, and I know I'm going to get heat for this, but his DR is responsible as well. I'm sure the man has heard from his DR that he needs to exercise over and over. The man attempts to complete the exercise, but gets injured. The DR should have been move proactive in his advice, and proves himself negligent.
So if the dr would have told him to exercise, and he goes out jogging down the highway, gets hit by a car, and dies, his dr. is responsible?

He goes out rowing in a boat to exercise (rowing is really good exercise) and drowns; the dr. is responsible?

He pulls a muscle doing something dumb (like lifting weights that are too heavy; the dr. is responsible?

The dr. doesn't tell him to exercise, and he dies of a heart attack; the dr. responsible?

He tries mountain climbing and falls; the dr. is responsible?

I'd hate to be a dr. in these times.

This is why we have too many lawyers in the US.
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jan 18, 2008
If this is the same ball then I would say he has a legitimate case against the manufacturer.

122FBP - 65cm Anti-Burst Stability Ball - Blue


•Perfect for yoga and fitness classes.

•Ideal for resistence and flexibility training.

•Durable ball has textured surface for professional use.

Anti-burst ball has a 1000lb test rating.

•Great for weight training.

•Easy to maintain and clean.

•Ideal for people from 5'8"-6'1" tall.

•Ball ships deflated, pump and exercise chart included.

http://www.tkostrength.com/fitness/stability....
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#10 Jan 18, 2008
Jay Santos wrote:
This lawsuit is justified, and I know I'm going to get heat for this, but his DR is responsible as well. I'm sure the man has heard from his DR that he needs to exercise over and over. The man attempts to complete the exercise, but gets injured. The DR should have been move proactive in his advice, and proves himself negligent.
How is the Dr responsible for a product that failed to perform to the standards advertised by the balls manufacturer? TKO Sports3

The ball is advertised to be burst tested to 1000#, the man plus the weights totaled 350# or a little over 1/3 the burst rating.
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#11 Jan 18, 2008
he was great wrote:
<quoted text>
So if the dr would have told him to exercise, and he goes out jogging down the highway, gets hit by a car, and dies, his dr. is responsible?
He goes out rowing in a boat to exercise (rowing is really good exercise) and drowns; the dr. is responsible?
He pulls a muscle doing something dumb (like lifting weights that are too heavy; the dr. is responsible?
The dr. doesn't tell him to exercise, and he dies of a heart attack; the dr. responsible?
He tries mountain climbing and falls; the dr. is responsible?
I'd hate to be a dr. in these times.
This is why we have too many lawyers in the US.
The lawyers aren't the ones awarding the money...it's the jurors.
but

Lutz, FL

#12 Jan 18, 2008
AEP wrote:
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The lawyers aren't the ones awarding the money...it's the jurors.
It's the lawyers who push the case through to get the big settlements/payments and then take the lion's share of the cash.
If there weren't the big money to be made, they wouldn't be taking the cases to begin with.
Jay Santos

Baltimore, MD

#13 Jan 18, 2008
he was great wrote:
<quoted text>
So if the dr would have told him to exercise, and he goes out jogging down the highway, gets hit by a car, and dies, his dr. is responsible?
He goes out rowing in a boat to exercise (rowing is really good exercise) and drowns; the dr. is responsible?
He pulls a muscle doing something dumb (like lifting weights that are too heavy; the dr. is responsible?
The dr. doesn't tell him to exercise, and he dies of a heart attack; the dr. responsible?
He tries mountain climbing and falls; the dr. is responsible?
I'd hate to be a dr. in these times.
This is why we have too many lawyers in the US.
The DR should provide him with the appropriate exercise routine. The DR is going to know which exercise is the most beneficial. I think you are making hyperbole for the intention of drama.
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#14 Jan 18, 2008
but wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the lawyers who push the case through to get the big settlements/payments and then take the lion's share of the cash.
If there weren't the big money to be made, they wouldn't be taking the cases to begin with.
Let rephrase what I said....It's jurors (John Q Public)not attorneys who make the awards.
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#15 Jan 18, 2008
Jay Santos wrote:
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The DR should provide him with the appropriate exercise routine. The DR is going to know which exercise is the most beneficial. I think you are making hyperbole for the intention of drama.
I believe that is the specialty of certified physical trainers, but what does "appropriate" or "most beneficial" have to do with injury caused by equipment failure.

Drama...LOL
EmergencyRN

Bradenton, FL

#17 Jan 18, 2008
Joe wrote:
A 61 year old man, lifting 75# dumbells while supporting himself on an inflatable "beach ball"
He should sue himself for being an idiot.
I hope he dies from his injuries - one less moron.
lol!!! I totally agree! Natural selection....
Sick of stupid lawsuits

Bradenton, FL

#16 Jan 18, 2008
What an idiot!!! Let's think for a second about how much weight he was putting on a stupid inflated plastic ball....hello....what has happened to this country?? Are we so frickin stupid that we don't realize that 350 lbs on a ball inflated with air would pop??!! This guy probably doesn't know how the voting machines work either!
AEP

Bradenton, FL

#18 Jan 18, 2008
Sick of stupid lawsuits wrote:
What an idiot!!! Let's think for a second about how much weight he was putting on a stupid inflated plastic ball....hello....what has happened to this country?? Are we so frickin stupid that we don't realize that 350 lbs on a ball inflated with air would pop??!! This guy probably doesn't know how the voting machines work either!
The ball was rated at 1000# by the manufacturer, 350# was only a little bit over 1/3 of that...
you know what they say

Brandon, FL

#19 Jan 18, 2008
AEP wrote:
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The ball was rated at 1000# by the manufacturer, 350# was only a little bit over 1/3 of that...
Don't believe everyhthing you read.
you know what they say

Brandon, FL

#20 Jan 18, 2008
sorry for the typo -h

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