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Teen Impaled By Golf Club Suffered Severe Brain Injuries, Files $20 Million Lawsuit

Update Date: Mar 03, 2017 08:20 AM EST
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A teen impaled by a sawed-off golf club last year during gym class suffered severe brain injuries. This year, the teen's family is filing a lawsuit worth more than $20 million.

Madison Arseneault was injured while running with her grade 8 classmates during her gym class at the Ford Test Track in Windsor. The city has sawed off golf clubs by low lying wires that serve as guides for crews painting white lines on the grass. When the 15 year old student tripped over the wire, one of the golf clubs impaled her skull and pierced her brain.

Madison Arseneault experienced partial paralysis, cognitive impairment and other symptoms as a result of being impaled by a golf club. She now requires care round the clock. She also suffers weakness, atrophy, chronic pain on left side, impaired vision, headaches, loose teeth and even nightmares.

The teen's family has now filed a lawsuit worth more than $20 milllion. They alleged that the city of Windsor, Ontario, the school's board members and teachers were negligent in ensuring safety for Madison Arseneault.

According to the lawsuit, the city failed to provide safe premises for the students. The equipment they used was inherently dangerous and they have failed to alert the pedestrians of the presence of the wires in the premises.

The family has incurred significant financial loss as a result of the incident. "Madison has been unable to carry on her normal tasks of living and has lost the enjoyment of life," the lawsuit reveals. Madison Arseneault will continue to suffer from her injuries and will no longer be able to enjoy life as a result of the injury.

The family also wants to be compensated for the loss of care and companionship they would have been sharing from their daughter. The city and school board and teachers have made no official statement just yet.

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