Windsor lawyer Jennifer Bezaire, a partner at Greg Monforton & Partners, Injury Lawyers, announced today that she has commenced a $20,000,000 lawsuit on behalf of 15-year-old Madison Arseneault and her family. Madison suffered devastating injuries when her skull was fractured by a sawed off golf club during a physical education class at the Ford Test Track on May 25, 2016.
Bezaire said: “Our investigation reveals that Madison tripped over a taut string running at ground level and tied to a sawed off golf club at one end of a soccer pitch and a metal stake at the other end. Madison could not have seen this string and as she tripped the golf club became dislodged, striking the side of her head”.
The statement of claim, filed today in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, alleges that the City of Windsor, its employee on site that day, The Greater Essex County District School Board and its supervising teachers were all negligent and that the injury to Madison could have been avoided had proper care been taken.
Bezaire added: “Madison suffered multiple trauma including a severe brain injury resulting in partial paralysis, impaired vision, chronic pain, facial numbness and cognitive impairment. Madison is unable to perform basic household and personal activities of daily living. Her life is forever changed and she requires round the clock assistance. Unfortunately Madison’s parents are dealing with severe medical issues of their own: her father has multiple sclerosis and her mother is having spinal surgery this week, so neither of them is able to give Madison all of the care she needs and the family has been pushed to the brink financially”.
Madison’s friends have established a GO FUND ME campaign, trying to raise $50,000 to assist the family with caregiving expenses. So far, approximately $3,500 has been raised: https://www.gofundme.com/265cf78c