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School system settles with woman who lost leg in fall

November 21, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system and its insurance carrier have agreed to pay $1.5 million to a woman whose left leg was amputated after she fell at a school in 2015.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Karen Clark filed a lawsuit in June saying she suffered “major, catastrophic and life-changing injuries” when she fell on a slippery surface while entering Wiley Elementary School in Raleigh to pick up her child.

The lawsuit accused the Wake County Public School System of failing to remove water or maintaining the entry area to the school to prevent it from becoming unreasonably dangerous.

Under the settlement, the school system doesn’t admit liability, but school board attorney Jonathan Blumberg said that after the accident extra measures were implemented to improve Wiley’s entrance walkway.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com