Jason Peters Gets $2 Million From Lawsuit Settlement

Jun 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (71) addresses the media during minicamp at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters filed a law suit against a company that makes a walker and has settled for a reported $2 million. Peters had surgery to repair an achilles injury when he got the walker to help him walk as he recovered. Three weeks later, the handle on the walker broke.

That cause Peters to reinjure his achilles and required a second operation.

Peters’ lawyer says that the device was listed for patients weighing up to 500 pounds. While Peters is a big man at 340 pounds, he is still 160 pounds below the threshold.

From the Associated Press:

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will get nearly $2 million in a lawsuit over a rolling walker which he says broke and caused him to reinjure his torn Achilles tendon.

The lawsuit says Peters was using a Roll-A-Bout knee walker in March 2012 when it broke below the handlebar, three weeks after his initial surgery.

Lawyer Michael Trunk says Peters had to endure a second operation because of the setback. He missed the entire season.

Trunk says the product was sold for patients weighing up to 500 pounds, while Peters was listed at 340.

Lawyer Elizabeth Underwood, who represents the company, declined comment Wednesday. The suit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia.

Topics: Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles

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