Monday, November 16, 2009

Jury Awards Quadriplegic Man $25 Million

A jury has awarded a former gymnastics coach more than $25 million for an incident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Shane Downey was using a piece of tumbling equipment at North Florida Gymnastics and Cheerleading on June 2, 2000, when he fell and broke his neck.

The jury decided the business was 100% negligent for not supervising Downey as he was using the equipment.

The total award of $25.5 million is primarily to cover medical expenses.

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