A bullied teen received a $4 million personal injury verdict recently against his school for failing to adequately supervise activities during recess. The boy’s arm was shattered, causing permanent damage to his nerves and partial paralysis, when he was tackled by a bully during a game prohibited by the school. The school was aware of the particularly dangerous game, but the lack of supervision during recess allowed the students to continue to play. The boy is unable to open his left hand resulting from damage to his radial nerve. He has had three surgeries, and now has three plates and multiple screws in his arm. The school had been receiving complaints from students and parents about bullying, but still failed to supervise playground time. Injuries to children at school or on the playground are avoidable, providing that staff is present and supervising activities.
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