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Suit over teen's pool injuries is settled

A lawsuit filed by a mother of a teenage boy who was seriously injured while climbing up a pool ladder in 2009 was settled this month.

Kelly Kiman of Morris filed the lawsuit for her son, Alec Kiman,, against Laura and Chad Mueller, also of Morris, who owned the pool.

They were seeking the court’s judgment to be in excess of $50,000, plus any additional amount the court may deem appropriate, and for costs of the suit.

Alec Kiman was an invited guest to the Muellers’ home at 1741 W. Anne Lane on July 30, 2009.

He was also an invited guest to the family’s above-ground pool.

Alec, who was 14 years old at the time, fell on the pool’s ladder and sustained severe injuries, both externally and internally. The injuries, according to the suit, caused him great pain and anguish, and he will continue to suffer as result of the injuries.

The Kimans were suing to cover the medical expenses incurred. The suit alleges the Muellers had a duty to maintain the pool in a reasonably safe condition for the plaintiff.

However, the lawsuit charges, the Muellers failed to provide a proper working ladder for the pool, failed to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition of the ladder, and negligently allowed the plaintiff to use the ladder.

The case was dismissed with prejudice pending the settlement.

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