Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall from wall results in suit against Middlebury College

A former Middlebury College student is suing the school claiming it took inadequate safety precautions at its rock wall. The federal lawsuit says Sharai Lewis-Gruss permanently damaged her foot and ankle when she fell in 2006. It requests unspecified damages. The lawsuit describes the safety mats provided by the college as "inadequate" and "unsafe." The lawsuit is somewhat vague about the injuries to Lewis-Gruss's foot and ankle, but it says she ran up more than $60,000 in medical bills and that the accident caused her a lifetime of "mental, emotional and physical pain and suffering." lawyers for both sides refused comment.