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$8,102,400 Verdict for Man Injured in In-Ground Swimming Pool

This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

Cook County, IL: A 22-year-old plaintiff has been awarded $8.1 million in his defective product personal injury lawsuit. The circumstances surrounding the lawsuit are that he had visited a home containing a built-in pool, into which he dove from one end, believing it was deep when the pool was designed in such a manner that either end was shallow and the middle was deep. The plaintiff contended that the pool was defectively designed and installed and that there was an absence of warning signs on the deck.

The plaintiff suffered cervical fractures and incomplete quadriplegia in which he can move his arms, but has no fine motor use of his hands and fingers.

The jury exonerated the pool liner manufacturer and found the designer and installer of the pool 50% liable and assessed 50% liability against the plaintiff for assumption of the risk.

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Published on Mar-9-11


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