Resort Tort: Walt Disney World has been sued again, this time by a San Diego, California family whose 4-year-old son was scalded by nacho cheese sauce at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom last March.
The boy was falling out of an unsteady chair when he grabbed a food tray on the table, containing a paper cup of scalding nacho cheese, which splashed onto his face, reports USA Today. The lawsuit claims he suffered “permanent scarring, pain and suffering,” and his parents suffered “serious emotional distress.” The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the family spent months trying to resolve the case out of court, but was not successful.
Disney was also sued last week by a quadriplegic who was left in his wheelchair on a stalled boat for about 40 minutes during an evacuation of other park visitors on the ride.
A report of that incident said that while stuck, the man suffered a type of sudden and potentially life-threatening high blood pressure attack that affects people with spinal cord injuries. In the report, the man is quoted as saying that the attack “feel like an ice pick going through your temples.” In the lawsuit, he alleges that Disney employees did not call paramedics when this happened. The Associated Press reported that the lawsuit also alleges Disneyland violated the Americans With Disabilities Act because it didn’t have proper procedures in place for evacuating disabled passengers from the ride. The man is also suing for negligence, emotional distress and liability. He said Disney added “insult to injury” when Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were sent to perform for him while he was treated at the park’s first aid station.
With 82 million visitors each year, Florida and its many tourist attractions give rise to Resort Torts – cases of civil liability for negligent or criminal in a resort, vacation or recreational setting. Resort Torts can encompass a vast array of types of cases but they all have one thing in common: tourists, business travelers and locals alike are all exposed to risk while traveling, vacationing or engaging in resort or pleasure activities. Click here to contact a board certified civil trial specialist with 25 years of experience representing victims of negligence in personal injury matters.