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$________ Failure of gymnasium to adequately pad pit below rope swing - 10-year-old suffers severe knee laceration necessitating plastic surgery.

Monmouth County, NJ

The plaintiff contended that the defendant gymnasium’s premises were dangerous because a pit below a rope swing was not adequately padded with material that would provide ample cushioning. The plaintiff maintained that when the infant plaintiff let go of the rope, he struck his knee, suffering a severe laceration. The defendant contended that the area was safe and complied with all applicable codes and regulations.

The defendant further contended that the child let go of the rope prematurely, contributing to the mishap. The plaintiff would have countered that if sufficiently padded, the infant plaintiff would have avoided injury, irrespective of when he let go of the rope.

The plaintiff contended that the infant plaintiff sustained a severe laceration to the knee that required plastic surgical intervention. The plaintiff maintained that despite the surgery, he will permanently suffer some pain and very significant scarring.

The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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