Man sues YMCA for son's injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is suing the YMCA of Kanawha Valley Endowment Fund for injuries his 4-year-old son sustained while playing on its premises.

On May 28, 2008, Maxwell Monk was playing in the kids' gym at the YMCA when he fell on a bench with a sharp edge, which lacerated his chin directly below his lower lip, according to a complaint filed May 28 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

David Monk claims the defendant had a duty to provide his son with a reasonably safe and injury-free place to play and proper supervision.

The defendant breached its duty by not providing proper supervision at the time of the accident and not providing a safe place to play, according to the suit.

David Monk is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Michael J. Del Giudice.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-976

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