Friday, September 3, 2010

$8M Settlement for Sledding Accident

The Courant reported:

"A Connecticut woman paralyzed in a sledding accident in Waterbury in 2007 has received an $8 million settlement from the city.  Rose Marie Deschesnes, now 24, crashed into a metal bench at the bottom of a hill near a ball field while snow tubing at Fulton Park. She suffered a spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic. She filed a lawsuit last year alleging the city should never have put a bench at the base of such a popular sledding spot and failed to take safety precautions.  Deschesnes' lawyer says the settlement money will be put into a trust to pay for her medical and living expenses for the rest of her life.

An aide to the mayor says he believes the bench has been removed."

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