CLARKSBURG – A circuit judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit against the city of Shinnston for the wrongful death of a 14-year-old girl who drowned in the city’s pool.
Harrison Circuit Judge Chris McCarthy approved the $1.75 million settlement on April 27.
On June 16, 2015, Madison Brady was found at the bottom of Shinnston City Pool and taken to a local hospital. She died the following day.
The lawsuit, which was filed in December 2016, alleged that the lifeguards at the pool did not have adequate training, as they did not know how to proceed once discovering Brady’s body in the pool.
A hearing is scheduled for June 13 to determine the terms of the settlement, including beneficiaries. As part of the settlement, Shinnston is not admitting liability for the drowning.
Justin Brady, Madison Brady’s father and the administrator of her estate, is represented by Doug Miley and Tim Miley of The Miley Legal Group.
Shinnston is represented by Nathan Carroll of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe.