School Boy Undergoes Surgery After Being Hit in Eye With Violin Tuning Screw

A legal battle has erupted after it is alleged that a school boy suffered a serious eye injury, after a violin he was using snapped

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Violin Tuning Screw Eye Legal

A legal battle has erupted in Newport, California after it is alleged that a school boy suffered a serious eye injury, after a violin he was using snapped – sending a tail-piece tuning screw into his eye.

The lawsuit claims the 14 year old was using the violin at the Ensign Intermediate School, on March 3, when a tuning screw tore loose from the instrument’s tail piece striking him in the eye ball at force.

It’s alleged the metal object caused a traumatic cataract and corneal abrasion in his right eye – requiring expensive and painful surgery.

It’s understood the family are seeking unspecified damages – including the reimbursement of US $30,000 in medical expenses.

In the landmark case, the family’s lawyer, Brian Easton, will allege that the school district and the school’s violin teacher were negligent in maintaining the school-owned instrument.

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