Leading acrobat injured in Dome plunge wins £510,000 compensation
By Robert Verkaik, Legal Affairs Correspondent of The Independent
A leading British acrobat, who suffered multiple injuries when she fell 20ft during a high-act display in the Millennium Dome, has won a record £510,000 in compensation.
Dozens of shocked visitors to the London attraction saw Suzy Barton fall on to the Dome's concrete floor, snapping her spine and breaking bones in her pelvis, feet and wrist.
The accident ended the career of one of Britain's highest-paid acrobatic performers as she was about to broaden her work to production and choreography. Soon after, she split up with her long-term boyfriend.
She now needs daily help to do ordinary household work and must live with the prognosis of osteoarthritis. click for more