A Pennsylvania man was paralyzed when two of his relatives shook the portable toilet he was using, causing it to topple over. He has obtained $5 million settlement form the manufacturer, Poly-San, the installer and the two relatives, who were cousins-in-law.
Donald Adams III’s suit contended that the toilet was top-heavy and should have included spikes to hold it in place. The suit also said the toilet should not have be installed on a hillside.
According to the plaintiffs’ pretrial memorandum, the cousins-in-law decided to play a practical joke on Adams. They backed their truck up next to the toilet so Adams could not open the door, then shook the unit, inadvertently causing it to tip over.
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