Mother Sues Sporting Goods Store Over Daughter’s Treadmill Injuries

Mother sues sporting goods store over daughter's treadmill injuriesThe mother of Emily Masterson recently filed a lawsuit against a sporting goods store, claiming her daughter was seriously injured while trying out treadmills on store premises.

In October 2010, Masterson was trying out various treadmills on display inside Scheels All Sports, according to The Associated Press. One treadmill that she had tried to use allegedly reached speeds that she could not keep up with, causing her to fall off the equipment.

Loretta Masterson of North English, Iowa, claims the store was negligent in not providing supervision and instruction for her minor daughter. Her personal injury lawsuit also claims that the store was negligent in "creating and maintaining a dangerous condition."

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Masterson seeks unspecified damages from the store for her daughter. She claims the fall caused Emily physical, emotional and mental pain, in addition to resulting in a permanent injury, the news provider reports.

Scheels All Sports opened its first store in 1902, and currently operates 23 locations in eight states. Five of their stores are located in Iowa.