$385K Settlement Reached in St. Louis Park Injury Case

August 22, 2019

St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Mullen approved the settlement Tuesday. An attorney says the girl was in a medically induced coma for about a month in 2016 and may suffer long-term harm. The girl wasn’t named in the lawsuit because she’s a minor.

About $208,000 of the settlement was set aside in an annuity and a trust for the girl, now 7. Another $128,333 will pay legal expenses. The remainder went to pay medical and other costs.

The city denied allegations of wrongdoing in the settlement.

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