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On August 29, 2018, Cybex International Inc. of Owatonna, Minnesota recalled the Cybex Smith Press plate-loaded weight-lifting equipment. According to the recall (number 18-211), the weight bar on the product can suddenly fall resulting in a risk of injury to consumers. Approximately 15,000 units are affected by the recall.

The recall includes the following products:

  • Cybex Smith Press model 5340 (manufactured 1989 through 1993)
  • Cybex Smith Press model 5341 (manufactured 1993 through 2009)

The weightlifting equipment was sold to fitness centers from 1989 to 2009 for prices between $1,000 and $3,400. According to the recall, there have been a total of twenty-seven reports of injuries. Some of the injuries reported have been severe; these severe injuries include both instances of spinal fractures and paralysis.

The recall recommends that consumers stop using the product and contact the company for a repair or a refund. Were you affected by the defective weightlifting equipment? If you or a member of your family sustained injuries as a result of the defective Cybex Smith Press weightlifting equipment, you might have grounds to file a defective product claim against Cybex International.

If you are interested in filing a defective product claim against Cybex International, do not agree to a repair or a replacement. Instead, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You could pursue a product liability lawsuit against Cybex, and our attorneys could guide you throughout the legal process.

Kenmore Law Group is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of all injured victims. When you use a product, especially a product that is supposed to promote your wellbeing, you never consider the possibility of suffering serious injuries. Products should not injure consumers or even pose a risk of injury. Our lawyers believe that those who make defective products available to the public should be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, our lawyers will aggressively fight for the rights of all injured victims until the parties affected are rightfully compensated. If you would like to discuss your claim with our product liability lawyers, do not hesitate to contact us today.

The Possible Injuries

According to the recall, there have been twenty-seven reports of injuries, some of which included spinal fractures and paralysis. Based on the information provided in the recall, the defective weightlifting equipment could cause a variety of injuries. The defective product could cause neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and a variety of fractures. The weight bar could suddenly fall; therefore, an undisclosed amount of weight (depending on the weight the victim was lifting) would suddenly fall onto the victim’s body resulting in devastating injuries. As mentioned in the recall, there have been some instances of paralysis. Undeniably, injuries that result in paralysis will drastically change victims’ lifestyle. If you suffered severe injuries because of the defective Cybex Smith Press weightlifting equipment, your active lifestyle might have suddenly ended. In addition to the physical injuries that you suffered as a result of the defective product, the sudden inability to continue what was once your normal lifestyle could result in mental and emotional anguish. Injured victims could also develop depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a variety of other mental and emotional afflictions. Regardless of what or how you suffered after being affected by the defective Cybex Smith Press, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit.

Cybex’s Liability

Is Cybex liable for the harm caused by their defective? The short answer is yes; Cybex is liable for the injuries caused by their defective products. All companies, including Cybex International, have the responsibility to provide their consumers with products that are safe to use. Companies have to make sure that their products are free of hazards before they are sold and available to the public. If a company fails to address a safety concern or hazard and consumers suffer injuries, the company could be held liable. If you would like to learn more about Cybex international’s strict liability for the injuries that you sustained, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys will provide you with all the information necessary to gain a better understanding of liability for your injuries.

About Compensation

If you file a product liability claim against Cybex International, you might be eligible to recover some compensation. The specific type and amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the details of your claim. In general, victims of defective products are eligible to recover some of the following forms of compensation:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Punitive damages

Regardless of the details of your claim against Cybex International, you could be certain that our experienced product liability attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers will not rest until you receive the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to recover compensation after you were harmed by a defective product, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Your Right to Sue

To file a product liability lawsuit, one of the following must exist:

  • A defect in the product’s manufacturing
  • A defect in the product’s design
  • A defect in the product’s labeling

If your injuries were caused by defects in manufacturing, design, or labeling, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You might have grounds to file a defective product claim and recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue based on any of the defects mentioned above, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible.

To preserve your right to file a lawsuit, it is important for you to take action immediately after your accident. You should do all of the following:

  • Take photos of your injuries
  • Take photos of the defective product
  • Seek medical attention for your injuries
  • Keep all records related to your injuries

Considering that the defective products were sold to gyms and other exercise facilities, it will likely be impossible to keep the product as evidence. However, you should speak with facility management to prevent them from repairing or tampering with the product in any way—as it will be the most important piece of evidence for your claim.

After you do everything mentioned above, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. You must contact a law firm and request to speak with an attorney at your earliest convenience. Why is it so important for you to seek legal assistance as soon as possible? The answer is simple; your claim is subject to a statute of limitations (a timeline to sue). If you do not file your claim within the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit. Because of that, we urge you to act now and contact our law firm.

Kenmore Law Group

If you were harmed by the defective weightlifting equipment, you could file a claim. You could also file a claim if a member of your family sustained injuries as a result of the defective product. Regardless of the situation, you must contact the attorneys at Kenmore Law Group as soon as possible. When you contact our law firm, you could benefit from our free legal services. Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to all victims affected by Cybex International’s defective products. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experienced product liability lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Your claim might have been negatively affected by the incompetence of an attorney at another firm; however, our lawyers will focus on redirecting your claim and helping you reach a successful lawsuit. If you would like to benefit from our free consultations or free second opinions to get the information that you need to pursue your claim, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, you will not pay until you win. If you are ready to file a product liability claim against Cybex International after being affected by a defective weightlifting machine, you must contact our firm as soon as possible—our attorneys are ready to fight for your right to be compensated.

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