Woman injured during sex loses high court case against bed firm
A woman left paralysed after being “catapulted” to the floor during sex has lost a high court damages claim against her bed supplier.
Claire Busby, of Maidenhead in Berkshire, sustained a serious injury to her spine when she fell from the superking-size divan as she shifted position.
Busby, 46, had alleged the bed was defective and claimed a seven-figure sum from the Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz. But the judge, Barry Cotter, concluded it was a “tragic accident”. 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.”
A hearing in London last month was told Busby was hurt during sex with her then partner, John Marshall. She said the bed had given way as she lay with her head towards its foot. Busby said: “I felt like I was catapulted off the back of the bed. My head hit the floor, I fell to the side and then I heard like a spring in my body snap.”
She alleged the divans that made up the bed base were not properly fastened and two feet were missing, creating a height difference between the two ends. The company insisted the bed had been properly assembled.