Cybex Settles Barnhard Product Liability Lawsuit for $19.5 Million

Feb 8, 2012 4:25 PM, By Pamela Kufahl, editor-in-chief

Cybex International Inc., Medway, MA, reached a $19.5 million settlement in the Barnhard v. Cybex International Inc. product liability lawsuit, the company announced Monday.

“We are financially strong. We were able to withstand this,” Art Hicks, COO of Cybex, tells Club Industry.

In December 2010, a jury found Cybex 75 percent liable for a $66 million judgment in a case involving Natalie Barnhard, an employee at Amherst Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Buffalo, NY, who was stretching on a 25-year-old Cybex 4106 ZR Classic leg extension machine when it fell on her, rendering her a quadriplegic. Cybex has spent the past year appealing the decision.


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