University pays $600K in case of burned Ohio girl
CINCINNATI (AP) – The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay a couple $600,000 to settle a claim involving a chemistry experiment that seriously burned their 7-year-old daughter.
The couple said in a complaint against the university that ethanol exploded during an experiment on Jan. 31, 2011, igniting their daughter as her young sister helplessly watched.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday announced the settlement for Calvin and Komeshia Robinson of Cincinnati.
The couple said in an Ohio Court of Claims complaint that the university was negligent and failed to ensure the safety of its students during the experiment at The Calvary Academy for K-12 students.
The complaint says the girl was burned on her face, arm and leg, and that some of the injuries left permanent scarring and disfigurement.