Woman paralysed during sex loses lawsuit against bed firm
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.