Woman paralysed in bed accident during sex LOSES High Court case

Mother, 46, left paralysed after being ‘catapulted’ from her bed during sex LOSES High Court bid for seven-figure damages against the bed supplier

Claire Busby has lost her bid for compensation after she was ‘catapulted’ from a bed during sex

A woman left paralysed after being ‘catapulted’ from her bed during sex has lost a High Court bid for seven-figure damages against the bed supplier. 

Claire Busby, of Maidenhead, Berkshire, suffered a serious injury to her spine when she fell from the super king size double divan as she shifted her position.

The 46-year-old claimed the bed was in a ‘defective state’ at the time of her accident and brought legal action against Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz, which supplied it.

Announcing his ruling today, Judge Barry Cotter said: ‘As a result of the matters set out above the claim in relation to this tragic accident, which is what I find it was, a simple accident, fails.’  

The judge said he was not satisfied the bed was ‘defective’, even taking into account ‘reasonably foreseeable misuse’.

He added: ‘It required a most unfortunate and unusual combination of positioning on the bed and movement which I do not believe would have been foreseeable by any reasonable person prior to the incident.’ 

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