Woman sues nephew over hug injury, according to news reports coming out of Connecticut. New York City resident Jennifer Connell is taking her 12-year-old nephew to court on claims that she had sustained injuries because of a rough hug.
She wants $127,000 for injuries she had allegedly suffered four years ago, when her nephew hugged her at his birthday party. He was only eight years old at the time.
Connell claims her nephew hugged her in an “exuberant” manner by leaping into her arms, happy to see her at his birthday party. She says he caused her to fall to the ground and severely injure herself, by breaking her wrist when landing on the pavement.
She is now throwing legal charges against the boy and demands a six-member Superior Court jury to find him liable for her injuries. For a boy who lost his mother last year, this just adds insult to injury, according to many relatives and close friends. The boy’s father could not be reached for comment on the issue as no listed phone number was found for him.
Despite taking the 12-year-old to court, Connell insists that she loves and cares about the boy dearly, but still believes he should be held accountable for her injury. The 54-year-old woman from New York City further claims that the injury has had a negative influence on her social life.
“I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” said Connell, in an attempt to highlight the negative consequences the injury has brought in her personal life.
It is unclear however why Connell has only just now decided to take her nephew to court after so many years. Relatives and family members regard this as an audacious move, causing unnecessary trouble for an unfortunate 12-year-old still grieving for his lost mother.
Connell said she did not want to take the boy to court at first because she did not want to put him in a tough position, but later changed her mind due to increased difficulties encountered in her day-to-day activities, allegedly because of her injury.
The Connecticut Post reports that her lawyers have already filed the lawsuit which claims that the boy should have been aware, even at that age, that such a hug could result in considerable injury and that he should have shown more restraint.
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