$3 Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Young Girl Injured at Granada Hills Charter High School

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Panish Shea & Boyle attorneys Deborah Chang, Rahul Ravipudi and Tom Schultz obtained a $3 million settlement for the family of a young girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury after forcibly striking her head on the concrete at Granada Hills Charter High School.

On December 14, 2014, an elementary school child was running from the parking lot to the school to retrieve some candy bars for a fundraiser when she was “clothelined” by an undetectable steel cable, catapulted backwards, and landed with great force on her back – causing the back of her head to strike the cement. Defense conceded the 10-year-old girl was not negligent at the time of the incident and admitted liability and causation in this case but disagreed with Plaintiff on the nature and extent of her injuries and damages.

The plaintiff was also represented in the case by Mara Burnett of The Mandell Law Firm.