Student's family gets $10K injury settlement - WSMV Channel 4

Student's family gets $10K injury settlement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state judge in Nashville has approved a $10,000 settlement in a playground injury at a Nashville public school.

According to The Tennessean, Reshad McDowell was 5 years old last year when he was choked by a name tag lanyard and received rope burns while playing on a swing at Buena (BYOO'-nuh) Vista Enhanced Option School.

The settlement approved by Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Robinson noted that name tags are normally removed before students play.

Metro government attorney Andrew McClanahan said the settlement will pay for the child's medical bills and address some pain and suffering.

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