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Expert Witness: Lawsuit At Children’s Museum

This case account was prepared by Tom Bowler, an experienced expert witness In the area of playground safety.

Fact Pattern:

The mother took her four-years-old son visit a children’s museum.  In the basement of the museum, one room had a theme of “sea caves”.  The walls, benches and play equipment were painted with a theme of underwater sea caverns.  This created a figure/ground type of problem for visually seeing and distinguishing protruding benches etc.