Club Fitness, which operates in New York and across the country, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state. The complaint also named an employee of the facility as a defendant. Anyone who suffers injuries as the result of an employee’s negligence in such a facility may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit in pursuit of damage recovery. The plaintiff, in this case, alleges she suffered severe injuries under the supervision of an uncertified fitness trainer.
According to the complaint, an instructor offered to make a fitness routine and assist her with the necessary guidance through the workout regimen. The plaintiff asserts that she made it clear that she had not participated in any fitness routines or running for a long time. However, the instructor prepared an extremely strenuous regimen, which she followed, with his support on Jan. 29, 2018.
Reportedly, she told the instructor that she could not complete the routine because she was in pain, upon which he encouraged her to ignore the pain and continue to work out. When she returned on Jan. 30, she was instructed to do similarly strenuous exercises. The following day she became aware of swelling in her arms. She reported to the local hospital’s emergency room, where she was admitted and received treatment for rhabdomyolysis for the following week.
This condition develops when overexertion causes the breakup of muscle fibers, which enter the bloodstream. The plaintiff alleges Club Fitness was negligent in failing to ensure the instructors are adequately certified, and allowing an uncertified fitness trainer to continue the routine despite her reporting being in pain. She seeks recovery that exceeds $50,000 to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Anyone in New York in a similar situation is advised to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney to discuss the viability of a lawsuit and to provide the necessary support and guidance throughout ensuing legal proceedings.