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Man claims that a broken exercise machine caused him personal injury

By Carrie Bradon | May 23, 2016

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GRETNA – A man is seeking damages after he was allegedly caused pain and suffering when a machine at a gym malfunctioned.

Eric G. Rogers filed a suit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation, doing business as Elmwood Fitness Center in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 18.

According to the claim, Rogers was at the Elmwood Fitness Center in Harahan on March 21, where he held a membership. The suit states that while using the equipment in the Hammer Room of the center, the machine that Rogers was using broke unexpectedly and fell on his legs, tearing his Achilles tendon.

The defendant is accused of negligence in failing to maintain the equipment in proper working order, failing to inspect the equipment, failing to warn the plaintiff of potential risks and failing to replace the broken machine with a properly operating one.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. He is represented by Brian D. Katz of Herman Herman and Katz LLc in New Orleans and John C. Bono of Bono Law Firm in Metairie. The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 760004

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