Recovery School District sued by mother of special ed student

By Kyle Barnett | May 31, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing the Recovery School District for injuries she claims her child received on its property.

Pamela James filed suit in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court against The New Orleans Recovery School District and their insurer on May 14. James claims her daughter was a special education student at Pride College Preparatory Academy when she was allowed to play without proper supervision. The plaintiff alleges her daughter fell and broke her arm, which required corrective surgery.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly supervise the child, failing to have safe play equipment and failing to adequately train their employees.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of function, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of wages.

James is represented by Gretna-based attorney Richard D. Tiemann.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case number 2012-04884.

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