City Awards $85,000 To Former Mayor's Wife In Suit Over Sidewalk Fall That Ruptured Breast Implants.

A jury awarded $85,000 to the wife of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock for ruptured breast implants she suffered during a sidewalk fall in 2015.

The verdict came after a three-day trial that focused on whether the fall caused one of her silicone breast implants to leak beyond a normal enclosure of scar tissue.

An attorney for the woman said the city behaved with negligence and carelessness by not repairing a 2.5-inch concrete lip in a public sidewalk, caused by a tree. 

They also argued that the city’s sidewalk policy is flawed because San Diego has no inspection system and no repair protocol.


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