On February 8, 2012, B.P. was enrolled in a ski class at Taos Ski Valley in Taos, New Mexico. The class was navigating a series of small rollers in a terrain park when another member of the class lost control and collided into B.P. from behind, fracturing her pelvis in multiple places. Because the pelvic fractures were located in the lower pelvis near the nerve systems for the bladder, B.P. also suffered from nerve damage resulting in urinary dysfunction. Despite several months of rehabilitation, B.P. still had complaints of residual pain and her treating orthopedist indicated that she would likely have permanent limitations. The urologic complications were also expected to be permanent, although various treatment options were available to B.P. that would help control her symptoms. Total medical expenses were $56,000.00. The case settled prior to filing a lawsuit for $325,000.00.
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