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Uhr v. East Greenbush Central School District
Citation:Court of Appeals of New York, 1999. 94 N.Y.2d 32, 720 N.E.2d 886, 698 N.Y.S.2d 609.
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The Plaintiffs are parents of a child who attended a school in the Defendant school district and did not receive a timely scoliosis screening. There is a governing statute in this district, Education Law §905(1), which requires annual testing of all students between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. The school at hand failed to give the Plaintiffs’ child screening for a school year. Due to the delayed discovery of the child’s scoliosis, they had to undergo surgery that could have been avoided had her diagnosis been discovered earlier. The Plaintiffs sue Defendant on claims of negligence.
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