BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) --The Red Sox scored a win in Suffolk Superior Court. a jury decided in favor of the team in a personal injury lawsuit filed by Brookline woman
.A jury has found the sox not negligent in the case filed by Stephanie Taubin. Taubin, who was in the EMC club behind home plate, suffered fractures and neurological damage when a curving line drive by slugger David Ortiz struck her in the face in 2014.
She testified that she even heard her bones crack upon impact. Taubin sued team owner John Henry for $9.5 million dollars, claiming negligence because the ball came through an area usually protected by glass.
The jury disagreed.
On Wednesday, the team released a statement saying they are pleased with the decision, while they regret taubin’s injuries.
Statement from The Boston Red Sox:
While we regret the injury Ms. Taubin sustained, we are pleased with today’s outcome. The Dell/EMC Club is a safe and enjoyable area from which to watch a Red Sox game. Many of our valued fans, guests, and family and friends have enjoyed the space and return to it time and again. Fan safety is an issue we take seriously, and since 2014, we have twice expanded our protective netting, and continue to evaluate the safety of all seating areas within the ballpark. We thank the jury and the court for their service in this matter.
Since 2014, the protective netting at Fenway Park has been extended twice.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Bernice Corpuz reports.