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Non-fatal drowning settles for $4.1M 

Heath Hamacher//May 25, 2022

Non-fatal drowning settles for $4.1M 

Heath Hamacher//May 25, 2022

A woman who suffered permanent, debilitating brain injuries after a non-fatal drowning has settled her negligence claim for $4.1 million, her attorneys report.  

The plaintiff was represented by Amanda Mingo and Katie Clary of Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo in Charlotte. The attorneys said that the woman “suddenly and explicably” slipped underwater and sank to the deep end of a swimming pool. It’s unclear how long the woman remained submerged, but the attorneys said that she suffered permanent cognitive impairments and physical injuries.  

Many of the case’s details, including the venue and the names of the parties and defense counsel, have been withheld pursuant to a confidentiality agreement.  

The woman alleged that the pool’s lifeguard was negligent in failing to see and rescue her in a timely manner. The attorneys said that the defendant challenged the allegations of negligence and the extent of permanent injury before agreeing to the settlement.  

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Amount: $4.1 million 

Injuries alleged: Non-fatal drowning that led to hypoxic brain injury and permanent neurological defects 

Case name: Withheld 

Court: Withheld 

Date of settlement: April 2022 

Attorneys for plaintiff: Amanda Mingo and Katie Clary with Rawls, Scheer, Clary & Mingo in Charlotte 

Attorney(s) for defendant: Withheld 


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