Woman Paralysed After Falling Off Bed During Sex Loses Court Claim

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A woman who was paralysed by being "catapulted" from her bed during sex has lost her High Court claim for £1 million damages.

Claire Busby, 46, was injured when she fell from the super king-size double divan as she changed position.

The 46-year-old claimed the bed was in a "defective state" at the time of her accident and brought legal action against Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz, which supplied it.

The court heard Claire was injured only a week after the bed arrived - she explained she was having sex with her partner at the time and was kneeling in the middle of the bed, at this time she made a decision to change positions and "swung her legs" from underneath her and laid back on the bed with her head towards the foot of the bed.

She told the court she was kneeling in the middle of the bed when she chose to move position and "swung her legs" from underneath her, before lying back on the bed with her head towards the bottom end.

"I spun around, I put my hand down and then I felt like I was catapulted off the back", she said, according to CBS News partner network BBC News.

The mom-of-four said she also hit her head on the floor and heard "like a spring in my body snap".

A judge ultimately rejected Busby's claim, saying what happened was a tragic accident.

Claire Busby was paralysed by the fall from the bed while she was having sex with her partner.

Busby's former lover John Marshall said he saw her roll backwards off the bed with her feet in the air "in slow motion" - laughing before he realised something was badly wrong.

The judge said: "As a result of the matters set out above, the claim in relation to this tragic accident, which is what I find it was, a simple accident, fails".

The judge said Ms Busby had no means of support, other than placing her arm down on the bed, as she attempted to swing her legs around from underneath her in what was "not an easy manoeuvre".

"Having carefully considered the totality of the evidence I am not satisfied that the difference in level between the two divans played any part in Ms Busby's loss of balance", the judge said. "We wish Miss Busby and her family well for the future".

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