Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has decided to sue the makers of TheraBand after losing sight in his right eye. Reid was using a resistance band from the company on New Year’s Day when he was injured after “the TheraBand broke or slipped out of (his) hand, causing him to spin around and strike his head on a cabinet”, according the complaint.
Reid broke bones in his rib cage and around his eye and has said he is not expected to regain sight in his right eye. It took Reid 20 days to recover enough to return to the Senate, and he had to miss President Obama’s State of the Union address. He is suing for $50,000.