A mother of four who’s
paralysed after she was thrown from her bed while having sex is suing the bed
Claire Busby (46), from
Maidenhead in Berkshire, England, suffered serious spinal injuries when she was
launched from the super king-size bed, Daily Mail
Claire’s is demanding £1million
(about R18,8 million) in damages, claiming the incident happened due to the bed
Berkshire Bed Company,
trading as Beds Are Uzzz, denies any liability for Claire’s injuries and argues
that the bed was properly assembled, The Sun
The bed was one of five
delivered to Claire’s home in August 2013 when she was renovating her property.
She was injured while
having sex with her partner a week after the bed was delivered, she told the
court on Monday 15 October, The Sun reports.
Claire, who was left
tetraplegic and is now wheelchair-bound, claims the bed was missing two vital “glider”
feet when it was delivered, which meant one side of the bed was 4cm lower than
She told the court she
was kneeling in the middle of the bed when she decided to move position.
She “swung her legs”
from underneath herself before lying back on the bed.
At that point, she
claims, the bed gave way and she toppled off the end and landed on her head.
“I spun around, I put
my hand down and then 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, it felt
like,” The Mirror
reports her saying.
Her sister, Natalie
Busby, told the court that when she went to Claire’s home after the accident
she noted there were two feet missing from the bed.
Lawyers for the bed
company maintain that not only was the bed properly assembled at the time of
delivery, but that even if the two gliders were missing it wouldn’t have caused
the bed to lose balance.
The court hearing
Sources: The Mirror,