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Imperatore, 14, was swimming in the 4-foot pool at her aunt and uncle's home on July 25, 1995, as her grandparents, Mario and Helen, watched, supervising her. She dove off a platform, hitting her head on the bottom of the pool and causing spinal-cord injuries.
and she ends up with
ATLANTIC CITY -- An 18-year-old Northfield girl who dove into a swimming pool four years ago and fractured her neck, making her a quadriplegic, settled a lawsuit Tuesday for $4.425 million -- most of it paid by a Bergen County pool manufacturer.
This thread is for reality checks.
Does anyone beside me find the act of diving into a 4 foot pool a bad idea? One so bad it need not be stated?
I am sure there are many more stories of similar lawsuits out there. This is where we can let off our steam about the results.