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$10 Million Lawsuit Filed Against School District after Swimming Pool Accident

Posted on May 8, 2008 7:05 am under Premises Liability

The family of a 14-year-old student who almost drowned in a school swimming pool last fall has filed a $10 million personal injury lawsuit against the school district.

Jerry Pham, a student at Milpitas High School, allegedly suffered brain damage as a result of a near-death ordeal in the school’s swimming pool. According to the lawsuit, the school was negligent in failing to identify Pham as a non-swimmer. Furthermore, claims the suit, the teacher in charge of the pool, Kristina Edwards, failed to adequately respond to the situation, leaving Pham at the bottom of the pool while she radioed for help in a panic. Pham was finally brought to the surface by the efforts of a fellow student who was able to dive to the bottom of the pool.

Pham’s family alleges that the negligent conduct of the Milpitas Unified School District and Kristina Edwards caused serious and permanent brain damage, and is seeking damages for past and future medical and economic expenses.

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