An Australian woman is suing Dreamworld’s landlord, Ardent Leisure.
In 2020, according to the lawsuit, the daughter had to have abdominal surgery twice after she was involved in an accident at the swimming section of Playland, WhiteWater World.
According to the Australian newspaper Express Mail The woman demands more than a million Australian dollars.
This corresponds to more than NOK 6.6 million, at today’s exchange rate.
– with force
In the lawsuit, which has been sent to the Queensland High Court, the woman claims that water pressure in a waterslide caused the eight-year-old’s legs to open open.
In the lawsuit, which has been submitted to the Queensland High Court, the following is stated, the news channel reports 7 news:
– the water entered her body with full force.
The woman claims she struggled to find a rescuer after the accident, and that her daughter was bleeding profusely.
– Blood was everywhere, said the mother earlier Express Mail.
– He lost half a liter of blood
The daughter was taken to the WhiteWater World private clinic, before being transferred to Logan Hospital.
According to the lawsuit, the daughter lost about half a liter of blood before arriving at the hospital.
The girl was also reported to have been hospitalized for four days, and bled for three weeks after being discharged.
In addition, the mother claims, the girl suffered from stomach pain and psychological problems after the accident.
– Very shocking
Maura claims she has been diagnosed Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) After the accident and she can no longer work.
To cover lost income, as well as other costs, the woman is requesting more than NOK 6.6 million from Ardent Leisure, as well as from contractor Swimplex Aquatics.
The woman’s attorney, Bree Smith, tells the site the following:
– This is a very painful injury for people of all ages – at least for a girl who is only eight years old.
Smith says lifeguards had to tell the eight-year-old and her mother how to properly ride the waterslide.
Moreover, the company punishes that there were no employees nearby who could take care of the girl, and so the mother had to get help herself.
She says it will take a long time for the girl and her family to get over what happened.
The accident had a profound effect on the family, and it likely took them a long time to recover, she claims.
Ardent Leisure has not commented on the incident or the lawsuit in the Australian media.
All requirements are met
Then an Australian tabloid News.com.au Commenting on the incident, which occurred in 2020, a spokesperson for WhiteWater World said the water park “acknowledges the harm caused to the guest in question”.
Moreover, the person concerned said that the girl fulfilled all the requirements to be able to take the chip.
on Whitewater World website It says you must be over 120cm tall, and weigh no more than 120kg, in order to be able to use gravity.
The spokesperson claimed that the girl was instructed on how to use the waterslide.
She received detailed and repeated instructions on how to position herself in the slide, including a physical demonstration by the slide operator, the spokesperson claimed.
After the accident, the person said, the girl was tended to by a nurse and a paramedic before an ambulance was called.
– WhiteWater World reported damage Health and Safety in the Workplace QueenslandThe person concluded that when the girl entered the hospital, the internal investigation is still ongoing.
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