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The D.C. government must pay $5 million to a boy injured in a diving accident at a public pool. In an Aug. 11 opinion, the D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the 2003 jury award from D.C. Superior Court, ruling that the placement of the fulcrum on a diving board caused a 10-year-old boy to lose his balance and fall. The District argued there was not enough evidence about how the fall occurred for the jury to come to its conclusion. Patrick Regan, a partner at Regan, Halperin & Long, says the boy, who suffered head injuries, will never live independently, and that his future medical costs are estimated to be at least $2 million. The D.C. Attorney General’s Office declined to comment.
Bethany Broida can be contacted at [email protected]

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