A jury in Tampa, Florida awarded a 16 year old high school student $4 million after he suffered permanent injury to his arm while playing in the schoolyard, according to TBO.com. The boy, who suffered permanent nerve damage to his arm, had dreamed of becoming a surgeon. A nerve was torn in the boys arm and he suffers from paralysis and deformity, and has had surgery to insert screw in his arm.
The boy was a student at the Hillel School. He was participating in a game of football in the schoolyard when a school bully jumped on him, causing damage to his arm. The school was sued under a theory of lack of supervision. The jury found the school had negligently supervised the boys on the playground in granting the $4 million award.