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Family seeks nail death redress

THE family of a man who died after being hit in the eye with a nail in an auto repair shop demanded 611,000 yuan (US$89,427) compensation from the shop's owner in a court hearing yesterday.

On September 20 last year, Zhu Zhanlin and his wife went to the repair shop in Nanqiao Town, Fengxian District, to have a truck repaired. Zhu then noticed a 1-centimeter nail in the tire.

He asked the repairer to pull out the nail and the owner's wife came out to do the job. The woman pulled so hard that the nail flew out and punctured Zhu's right eye, the Fengxian District People's Court heard.

"I asked Zhu to wait in a room but he preferred to watch closely," said store owner Zheng Wuyi.

Zheng called a taxi to take Zhu to the district's central hospital immediately and Zhu was later transferred to the Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. He died nearly a month later.

Zhu's family then filed a lawsuit, asking Zheng for 611,000 yuan.

The family has already received 78,000 yuan compensation from the eye hospital but wouldn't say why.

Zhu's family said medical experts attributed his death directly to the eye injury.
But the defendant didn't accept this and said Zhu died of cerebral infarction, which had nothing to do with the nail.

Besides, Zheng said he had already paid 25,000 yuan for Zhu's medical costs.
Zheng has asked for another medical opinion and the hearing will resume when the review is finished.


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