A woman left paralyzed after being “catapulted” from her new bed during sex, is suing a bed firm for damages.
Claire Busby, of Maidenhead, Berkshire, suffered spinal injuries when she fell from the super king-size double divan as she shifted her position.
The 46-year-old is taking legal action against Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz, saying the bed was in a “defective state”.
The firm denies liability for her injuries and is contesting the case, Judge Barry Cotter, sitting at the High Court, was told the “central issue” in the case is whether there were defects with the bed and whether Ms Busby’s “tragic injuries” were caused or contributed to by them.
The court heard Ms Busby was injured a week after the bed’s delivery while with her partner, John Marshall. She told the court she “swung her legs” from underneath her, before lying back on the bed.
At that point, she claims, the bed gave way and she toppled off the end, landing on her head. Busby alleges the two divans which made up the base of the bed were not properly fastened together and two “gliders” – or feet – were missing from the end of the bed. The hearing continues.