Lawsuit launched for Calgary toddler injured in 5-storey fall
Claim alleges windows were not properly installed in the building
A lawsuit has been launched in connection to a toddler who fell from a Calgary apartment building two years ago.
The fall left the young girl with permanent injuries.
Christina Zhang was two-years-old when she fell five storeys from a window at an apartment building where she lived with her family in April 2012.
The statement of claim says the girl suffered many injuries in the fall, including a skull fracture and a severe traumatic brain injury.
The claim alleges windows were not properly installed in the building and did not meet provincial building and safety codes, including a locking mechanism that would prevent the windows from opening the whole way.
The owner of the building, the condo corporation and Greg Martineau Projects — the company contracted to put in the windows — are all named as defendants.
The family is asking for $21.4 million for Zhang, who is now 4.
That amount includes damages for pain and suffering and cost of her future care.
The allegations have not been proven in court.