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A wrongful death action was brought for the death of 5-year-old female B.M. From anoxic brain injury and cardiac arrest two days after she suffered a near-drowning, and a personal injury claim was brought for the emotional distress suffered by her 7-year-old brother, D.R., when D.R.Postanoxic encephalopathy witnessed B.M.’s near-drowning while both minors were swimming at a pool during an after-school program operated by defendant boys and girls club of greater waterbury inc. The plaintiffs claimed the defendant and its agents, servants and employees were negligent for failing to properly train the lifeguard at the pool, failing to assign a sufficient number of employees and lifeguards to monitor the pool, failing to have and execute a proper emergency plan, failing to test the swimming abilities of children using the pool, failing to provide flotation devices to children based on their swimming abilities, failing to properly scan the pool, failing to rescue B.M. In a timely fashion, and failing to perform proper CPR in a timely fashion.Postanoxic encephalopathy the defendant denied liability, asserted that nothing that it or its employees did proximately caused B.M.’s death, claimed that B.M.’s mother was negligent for failing to inform it that minor B.M. Could not swim and that she suffered from asthma and a mitral valve prolapse, and contended that B.M.’s death was caused by a cardiopulmonary event related to hermitral valve prolapse. The jury awarded minor plaintiff D.R. $5,000,000 on his emotional distress claim. On B.M.’s wrongful death claim, damages were set at $77,598.29 for medical expenses, $13,003 for funeral expenses, $1,200,000 for loss of earning capacity, $3,000,000 for loss of life and the pleasures of life’s activities, and $3,000,000 for conscious pain and suffering.Postanoxic encephalopathy minor B.M. Was survived by her mother and minor brother.

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June 3, 2013

As a kid, I always looked forward to memorial day because it signaled the start of swimming pool season. Until we were about 10 years old, my brother and I took year-round swimming lessons, but we always looked forward to that first swim of the year in an outdoor pool. Looking back, I realize that… read more

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