By Doyice Cotten
Shana Guins, a 32 years-old woman who stood 5′ 3″ in height and weighed 180 pounds, was injured and rendered a quadriplegic during an acrobatics class. She was asked to bounce on a mini-trampoline and land with a forward roll. She had been given instruction and had previously performed the task successfully.
Defendant pointed out that she made statements to the medical staff after the accident that she was tired after a previous class and after a night of hard drinking.