The left defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles left tackle, Jason Peters, received nearly $2 million in a lawsuit after re-injuring his Archilles tendon when his rolling walker broke and collapsed.
The suit alleged that in March 2012, three weeks after surgery on his Archilles Heel, Peters was using a Roll-A-Bout knee walker when it snapped below the handlebar.
Peters had to undergo a second operation because of the setback. He missed the entire season.
Roll-A-Bout says the knee walker was sold for patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Peters weighed in at 340.
Because of the tremendous potential for wage loss by professional athletes the damages and exposure in this case increased resulting in an excellent settlement.
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