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Man sustains head injuries diving into pool, pursues legal action

By John Suayan | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man claims that he sustained “severe, debilitating” head injuries after diving into a local pool more than four months ago.

Clint Dean filed a lawsuit against the pool’s owners, the Afton Village Swim Club and the Afton Village Homeowners Association, Inc., in the Harris County 234th District Court on Oct. 29.

The suit states that “Dean jumped off the diving board into the deep end and unexpectedly struck his face on the bottom of the swimming pool.”

Court papers blame the “shockingly” close proximity of the transition point from the shallow area to the deep area of the pool to the diving board.

“The transition point was not marked with any visual marker like floor tiles, painted line, or similar method of marking the transition from shallow to deep,” the original petition says.

Dean was rushed to the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights emergency room where he was diagnosed with “a displaced fracture of a nasal bone, deviated septum, and closed head injury.”

According to the plaintiff, he suffers from “constant and severe” headaches and was required to see a plastic surgeon.

Consequently, Dean seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Clifford D. Peel, II of The Peel Law Firm in Houston is representing the complainant.78162

Harris County 234th District Court Case No. 2018-78162

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