It’s never pleasant when medical equipment fails, but if the failure
directly affects your livelihood, it just adds insult to injury (no pun
intended). That’s what happened to professional football player
Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Peters tore his Achilles tendon during training in the spring. He underwent
surgery to repair it in early April. During recovery he used a crutch
alternative known as the Roll-A-Bout. The device looks like a miniature
stroller. It has four wheels and is designed to increase mobility. The
device is marketed as safe, stable, and comfortable, but it apparently
didn’t work so well for Peters. It apparently caused him to fall,
and he reruptured his tendon, necessitating a second surgery. There is
no telling now when he will be able to return to the football field. Peters
plans to sue the Roll-A-Bout Corporation.
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