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Johnson v. Matheison, et al – $1,500,000 historic record settlement in a severe burn injury case against a teacher and a principal with an immunity defense. (Douglas County Superior Court, 2016)

A young woman who was badly burned when a chemistry experiment went awry at a Douglas County high school has settled her claims against a teacher and school principal for $1.5 million.

Olivia Johnson was an 18-year-old senior at Chapel Hill High School when a teacher demonstrating how various chemicals display different colors when exposed to flame suddenly poured methanol, or wood alcohol, into a container the teenager had just lit.

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“We the Jury find in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount $1,036,733.30.” ($786,733.30 compensatory damages and $250,000 punitive damages). Verdict | Judgement Press Release | Video – Anderson V Hensley