A personal injury lawsuit has been filed in response to an accident that occurred in a health club.
Olga Chernyavskaya claims that while she was exercising on September 26, 2009, at a Bally’s Total Fitness Club at 6821 W. Dempster Street in Morton Grove, Illinois, she was injured by a leg curl machine.
She claims in the lawsuit that the leg curl machine failed to stop when she stopped exercising, and it struck her in the face and shoulder.
The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, claims Bally and Magnum Fitness Systems negligently failed to maintain and inspect the exercise machines, provide adequate safeguards, or a safety lock.
The lawsuit seeks more than $100,000 in damages and court costs.
Both parties, Bally and Magnum Fitness, could not be reached for comment.
Additional details and possible updates can be found in the September 22 Chicago Sun-Times story titled “Suit: Leg machine injures woman’s face and shoulder.”