Our client was an 18 year old high school student who was instructed by his gym class teacher to take part in an unorthodox game in the form of an obstacle course.
Our client was participating in this activity and as he was clearing one of the obstacles he struck his head against a high-jump mat and suffered a spinal cord injury leaving him an incomplete quadriplegic. It was determined that this game did not meet the applicable guidelines for physical activity in Ontario schools.
The lawyers at McLeish Orlando acted for this young man. Through hard work and rehabilitation, our client has been able to gain some function in his legs. However, despite his best efforts, he will require a lifetime of extensive care.
The lawyers at McLeish Orlando successfully settled this case for $4,600,000, presenting this young man with financial opportunity to work towards further recovery.