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Darien Public School District, gym teacher face suit over alleged bat injury

By Annie Cosby | Jun 9, 2014

A woman is suing a suburban school district and teacher, claiming her daughter was injured in seventh grade gym class when a bat hit her in the face.

Brenda Bozovic, individually and as mother of her minor daughter, filed a lawsuit June 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Darien Public School District No. 61 and Jennifer A. Crum.

According to the complaint, Crum was instructing the seventh grade gym class on softball at Eisenhower School, where Bozovic's daughter was a student, on May 9, 2011. Bozovic claims Crum instructed the students waiting their turn to bat to stand in a designated spot, which was in the direct line of bats thrown or let go by batters.

When another student let go of his bat, the suit alleges it struck Bozovic's daughter in the face, extracting her teeth and lacerating her lips and gums.

Bozovic is seeking damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Marc A. Taxman of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.

The suit also names the mother of the minor who allegedly let go of the bat that hit Bozovic's daughter as a respondent in discovery.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005848.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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