Family Files Injury Lawsuit Over Daughter’s Broken Leg

Family files suit over disabled daughter's broken legA family from North Ridgeville, Ohio, recently filed a personal injury lawsuit following a broken leg sustained by the daughter at a Lorain County facility.

According to the Chronicle-Telegram, 31-year-old Ashley Artim, who relies on a wheelchair, was attending a therapy session at the Murray Ridge Center, which is operated by the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Artim's parents' personal injury lawsuit states that Artim fractured her femur when she was moved out of her wheelchair during the session. According to the lawsuit, Murray Ridge Center staffers only noticed the problem at the end of her session, when they observed that the woman's leg was twisted into a strange position and she was apparently in pain, the news provider reports. She was then taken to a hospital, where she allegedly had to remain for several days.

The parents' personal injury lawsuit asks for at least $25,000 in damages from the Lorain County Board of Disabilities. The facility and a member of its staff is accused of causing the daughter's injury, and of causing the loss of consortium the parents have experienced since they have had to devote more time to the care of their disabled daughter, according to the news source.