St. Petersburg to Pay 10,000-Euro Compensation to Ice Injury Victim

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Source: Photo: ERR

A court in Russia ruled St. Petersburg must pay 10,000 euros in damages to Milana Kashtanova, the young Estonian woman who last year was hit by a chunk of ice from a roof of a building, leaving her with a brain injury.

The claim was made by Vadim Kashtanov, the father of the victim, and satisfied by the Petrograd District Court in St. Petersburg on October 18. The money will be transferred to a clinic in Germany to which the family owes around 100,000 euros, for the treatment of Kashtanova before she was brought to the Tartu University Hospital. Kashtanov is planning to file two more claims against St. Petersburg. 

A separate hearing in which the mother of the victim is seeking compensation for 61,000 euros was also supposed to be taking place on October 18, but was postponed to early November.

Kashtanova emerged from an eight-month-long coma but is currently facing a setback as she has developed osteoporosis and has a fractured shoulder. Physical therapy procedures have been put on hold until her shoulder improves. 

 

Ingrid Teesalu

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