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October 18, 2017
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Ohio University student is burned, the family is suing
(2008-05-26)
(WOUB) - An Ohio University student's family is
suing the school after the student had an epileptic seizure and fell face-first into a fire.

Christopher Mance's family says the school is to blame for the severe burns on his face, arms and hands because officials knew about his medical history.

Mance's family says the school did
nothing to protect his health and safety.

The school says it has compassion for Mance but says there are facts are more complex than what Mance is saying.

Mance was a 21-year-old senior when he went on a wilderness survival trip in 2006 that was required for his recreation class.

His attorney says he listed his epilepsy on a medical form.

Mance's family is suing for 300,000 dollars.
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