Trial starts in former Sen. Reid’s lawsuit again exercise band company

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Jury selection is underway Monday in a product liability trial involving former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

He is suing the manufacturer of the exercise equipment he was using when he fell and suffered serious injuries to his right eye and face.

In Jan. 2015, Reid was was using the resistance band when the band snapped. The force made him spin around and hit his face on a cabinet.

Reid and his wife, Landra, are seeking damages from Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., a company that makes a latex band called Theraband that is used for muscle resistance.

The suit is seeking damages for Reid’s pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, hospitalization and medical care costs, loss of earnings and loss of ability to earn  money. 

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