Woman Files Lawsuit After Intense Spin Class Leaves Her Hospitalized
A woman is suing SoulCycle after attending just one class, claiming the workout caused her to be hospitalized for a week and she now has a permanent condition.
Kaila Cashman says she attended a SoulCycle session in Rye Brook, N.Y., in 2014, and while there, her instructor, who was aware it was her first session, continued to increase the torque on her bicycle and told her to keep pedaling, according to TMZ.
She says she spent a week in the hospital and was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a condition that causes the break down of muscle tissue.
Joining Melissa Francis on "Happening Now" Thursday were attorneys Eboni Williams and Philip Holloway to discuss this lawsuit.
"This is a basic negligence claim, and it all comes down to what duty did SoulCycle have to these patrons and did they indeed breach that duty. I think ultimately when you look at this from a legal component, I don't see a strong case," said Williams, a Fox News contributor, who added motivating patrons is the SoulCycle way.
Holloway, a criminal defense attorney and former police officer, said SoulCycle's online waiver clearly warns of possible catastrophic damage and patrons sign that waiver before exercising in the class.
"I think this lawsuit is going as far as that stationary bike went. ... Let's face it. At the end of the day, she could have simply stopped pedalling if she felt like things were getting out of control," Holloway said.
Watch the segment above, and tell us what you think about this lawsuit in the comments section.