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Horse Bite Victim Receives $250K

Tyler Kirchoff5 years ago

A New York family recently received a $250,000 settlement for injuries suffered by their six-year-old daughter when she was bitten by a horse at a local stable. The settlement will cover past and future medical care of the child.

Details of the Negligent Supervision Case

  • The six-year-old had been standing on wooden rail fence when she was bitten in the face.
  • The child suffered a jaw fracture, lacerations on the face, cheek, and tongue and damage to the facial nerves. 
  • The plaintiff contended that the stable was negligent in supervising the children around the horses.
  • The plaintiff further claimed that a worker was watching the child and a group of other children but left prior to the incident.
  • The injuries cased in the child requiring six surgeries to repair the damage to the girl's face and jaw, with the possibility of future surgeries.
  • The insurance company agreed to settle for $250,000 to cover medical expenses.

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