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Family's Lawsuit Against Bat Maker Headed To Trial

Lawsuit claims the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats and others are responsible for the brain damage Steven Domalewski suffered when he was hit by a ball in 2006.

Family's Lawsuit Against Bat Maker Headed To Trial Family's Lawsuit Against Bat Maker Headed To Trial

A judge ruled a Wayne family’s lawsuit that claims the maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats and others are responsible for the brain damage their son suffered during a Little League game will go to trial next month, according to NorthJersey.com

The trial is set to begin Sept. 10 in state Superior Court in Paterson, the report states.

Pitcher Steven Domalewski suffered brain damage during a 2006 Little League game when a ball hit back to him off an aluminum bat struck his chest exactly between heartbeats. His heart stopped beating for several minutes, depriving his brain of oxygen. He was 12 years old at the time of the accident.

Domalewski remained confined to a wheelchair for several months but has made incredible progress in the years since the accident. He at the annual Walk For Steven last year and attended his prom.

“In many ways, he is still the same person he was before the accident. He does understand jokes. He still has a sense of humor,” Steven’s father Joe said at the walk last year. “He still makes us laugh.”

Residents and others have donated money to the family to help pay for Domalewski’s medical expenses.

For more information about Domalewski and his ongoing battle, click here.

To make a donation to the Domalewski Family Fund, click here.

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