Woman Paralyzed At O’Hare Awarded $148 Million
The family of a woman paralyzed at O’Hare airport says they are grateful to the jury that awarded them $148 million yesterday. 26-year-old Tierney Darbin was paralyzed when a pedestrian shelter at O’Hare collapsed on her during a storm. Darden’s spinal cord was severed, ending her time as a dancer and student at Truman College. Her father David Darden says they will use the money to pay for medical expenses and pain management. Darden’s lawyer says the shelter collapsed because it was badly maintained. A spokesperson for the city of Chicago says they are disappointed by the verdict and are exploring their legal options.