11:34  ,  August 25, 2012

18-year-old American to receive $14.5 million compensation for baseball-resulted disability

Steven Domalewski, 18, who suffered brain damage after a ball struck his chest during a baseball game, will receive more than $9 million after a $14.5 million settlement was reached with the maker of Louisville Slugger bats, the Sports Authority, and the New Jersey State Little League.

Domalewski was struck in the chest between heartbeats by a line drive while pitching in a 2006 LittleLeague game. His heart stopped beating, depriving his brain of oxygen for between 15 and 20 minutes. As a result, the boy became disabled.

nd the attorneys proved that the incident was caused by iron baseball bats. The ball travels faster if hit by an iron baseball bat rather than a wooden bat, patch.com reports.

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