Boy Receives $14.5M Settlement Arising Out of Traumatic Injuries Sustained in Little League Baseball Game
A New Jersey boy, now 18, received a $14.5M settlement arising out of injuries and brain damage sustained during a little league baseball game in 2006. While pitching, Steven Domalewski, was struck in the chest by a line drive hit off of a metal bat. The ball struck him in the chest with such force and at the precise moment between heartbeats, that it caused a cardiac arrest. Although a spectator performed CPR, by the time paramedics arrived and started him on an oxygen mask, he had been without oxygen for between 15 and 20 minutes. The Domalewski family sued the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.
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