A man who was left quadriplegic when weightlifting equipment at his gym crashed onto his neck was awarded $11 million in a lawsuit stemming from his injury. A U.S. District court awarded the money to the man, who has been awarded a total of $18.6 million following seven years of litigation.
The 39-year-old former Marine was doing squats on a machine at Gold’s Gym in Venice when the horizontal bar of weights bearing a couple hundred pounds of weight fell on his neck. The machine did not have adjustable safety stops installed.
The gym settled with the man for $7.3 million. The jury ruled against Atlantic Mutual, the insurer for machine manufacturer Flex Equipment Co., and awarded the man an additional $11.3 million.
Apparently the man’s medical bills approached $700,000 in the first year after the accident.
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