In Tennessee and all across the country, it seems like bullying in schools has become a bigger problem than ever. Many students have unfortunately had to face constant bullying and some of these incidents have even led to severe injuries or even suicide for the student that was bullied. If you or someone you love has been bullied at school or anywhere else and then suffered severe or life changing injuries as a result, you should talk to a Tennessee personal injury lawyer right away. These cases can be very difficult and it is important to gather evidence early.
According to this case, on May 16th of 2006, Sawyer Rosenstein was punched by a bully so hard that he fell to his knees. Then two days later, he screamed out in pain at home and has not walked since. Rosenstein was paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a clot that had been formed after the punch to his stomach resulted in a blow to a major artery. He also suffered scoliosis and other problems due to being paralyzed and had to have nineteen surgeries including a complete spinal fusion. These surgeries were nearly fatal for him.
In 2009, the Rosenstein family filed a lawsuit against the school board, administrators, and the boy who punched Sawyer. The family’s claims in the lawsuit include that school officials knew or should have known about that the boy who attacked Sawyer had a history of violent behavior based on information about him punching others in the past. The family settled with the student two years ago. Six years after the attack, the school board has agreed to a $4.2 million settlement for the Rosenstein family.
Students and people all across the country are bullied in their schools and other public places all too often. It even happens here to the residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you know has been bullied and you have suffered a severe or life-alternating injury because of it, we encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee personal injury and crime victim attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you get the compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through.
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