A lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages has been filed on behalf of a Georgia teenager who had his right leg amputated after an alleged incident at a school in Columbus, according to his attorney.
The attorney for Montravious Thomas said the lawsuit was filed Monday in Muscogee County State Court and names the school district as one of several defendants. The clerk’s office confirmed the filing.
“We feel pretty good about the case,” Renee Tucker, the attorney representing Thomas and his family, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.
School district spokeswoman Valerie Fuller said, “MCSD does not comment on pending litigation. A response to any complaint will be timely submitted in the proper forum.”
Thomas was injured in September in an alleged incident with a contract teacher at an alternative school, The AJC previously reported. The teacher, Bryant Mosley, allegedly threw Thomas to the floor multiple times.
Mosley is also a defendant in the lawsuit, Tucker said. He is no longer associated with the school system.
The amputation was performed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in October, The AJC reported. It was necessary because part of Thomas’ broken tibia severed veins that provided blood flow to his foot.
Thomas no longer lives in Columbus, Tucker said. He will need more surgery on his leg and is undergoing physical therapy.