'Inflammatory' claims cited in appeal of Saskatchewan swimming mishap settlement
Miranda Biletski awarded $9.1M after university deemed negligent in diving accident that left her quadriplegic
The University of Regina is appealing a jury's decision that awarded $9.1 million to a woman who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident at the school.
Miranda Biletski was 16 in June 2005 when she hit the bottom of the university's pool during a dive.
A lawsuit she launched was successful when a jury ruled in October that the U of R was to blame for the mishap.
During closing arguments, Biletski's lawyer read a series of statements about her life expectancy, her lack of resources and her courage facing her injury, while the club's lawyer made similar remarks.
Biletski will not receive her settlement until the appeal process is complete.