A Chicago jury has recently awarded $19,000,000 for personal injuries to a minor child caused by a falling TV. The TV was on top of a stand, and the boy was trying to help move the stand so that the class could watch a video. The 27-inch TV fell on top of the boy, causing permanent physical and mental damage. The boy was in the 4th grade at the time of the accident. Now he walks with a limp and has problems using his left arm and hand. Although he is in the 8th grade, he is enrolled in special education classes and performs at a 3rd grade level. The jury awarded $7.1 million for future expenses, $5 million for loss of normal life, $2.4 million for lost earnings, $2 million for disfigurement, $2 million for pain and suffering, and $518,000 for medical expenses.
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