Woman paral­ysed dur­ing sex loses law­suit against bed firm

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 A woman left paral­ysed af­ter be­ing “cat­a­pulted” from her new bed dur­ing sex has lost her seven-fig­ure claim for dam­ages against the sup­plier.

Claire Busby, 46, of Maiden­head, Berks, suf­fered a spinal in­jury as the bed was in a “de­fec­tive state”. She took le­gal ac­tion against Berk­shire Bed Com­pany, trad­ing as Beds Are Uzzz.

But re­ject­ing her case, Judge Barry Cot­ter found the bed was not de­fec­tive and that this was a “tragic ac­ci­dent”. He said the bed was not to blame even tak­ing into ac­count “rea­son­ably fore­see­able mis­use”.

Ms Busby, who used to work in the prop­erty sec­tor, was in­jured one week af­ter the bed’s de­liv­ery while hav­ing sex with her then part­ner.

She told the court she was kneel­ing in the mid­dle of the bed per­form­ing a sex act and when she de­cided to move po­si­tion she claimed the bed gave way and she top­pled off the end, land­ing on her head.

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