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$________ Minor plaintiff injured on defendants' trampoline - Permanent nerve injury - Eight surgeries.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, a 14-year-old boy, brought suit against the defendant family for negligent supervision and general negligence involving a trampoline injury. The defendants argued that the case was frivolous.

This action stemmed from an accident on a trampoline belonging to the defendants. Although numerous manufacturer’s warnings on the trampoline indicated that no more than one person should use the trampoline at any given time, there were several children using the defendants’ trampoline on the day in question. The defendant mother was home when the accident happened and was observing the children right outside the window as they used the trampoline. The children were playing a game wherein they grabbed each others legs while jumping on the trampoline. The defendant daughter grabbed the plaintiff’s leg while he was airborne causing him serious injury. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant daughter for negligently injuring him and against the defendant homeowners for negligent supervision of use of the trampoline.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a torn anterior crucial ligament and MCL resulting in permanent nerve injury to the knee requiring eight surgical procedures. The plaintiff can no longer participate in many physical activities. The plaintiff’s medical expenses were between $________ and $________. The defendant’s denied responsibility for the plaintiff’s accident.

The parties settled the matter prior to trial in the amount of the homeowner’s policy of $________.

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