Man paralysed by tipped toilet gets US$5m

Last updated 09:55 06/02/2014

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A man left paralysed from the shoulders down after his relatives tipped over a portable toilet has settled a Pennsylvania lawsuit for US$5 million ($6.1 million).

The Legal Intelligencer reports on Wednesday that Donald Adams III was on a camping trip with two relatives when they backed a truck up to the toilet to try to lock him inside as a prank.

The lawsuit says the cousins-in-law inadvertently knocked the toilet over when they banged on it and shook it.

A trial memo says Adams landed on his neck and the accident left him a quadriplegic.

Adams and his wife sued the relatives along with the toilet manufacturer and installer, alleging the toilet was improperly installed on a slope.

Those defendants blame the cousins for the injuries.

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