Could the injuries to these Marysville hotel guests have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Seven people were hospitalized in critical condition Saturday, January 29, 2022 after experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel in Marysville, OH.
As reported by wsbtv.com, “[a]uthorities said they received a 911 call Saturday evening about a 2-year-old girl who had either fallen into the pool or was found in the pool unconscious at the Hampton Inn in Marysville. More 911 calls soon followed about unconscious people or others who reported symptoms such as dizziness and a burning in the throat.”
According to the report “[t]he hotel was evacuated shortly after…all of the injured were alive when they were transported and that seven of the patients were in critical condition. Two others were treated at the scene, and five more later sought treatment on their own at a hospital.”
CBS46.com is reporting, “the source of the carbon monoxide was unclear but everyone who was hospitalized had been in the hotel’s pool area…the victims included both children and adults.”
The investigation into the cause of the poisoning is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of emergency procedures and safety measures at the hotel may have contributed to this incident.
- When was the last gas and utility inspection performed?
- When were carbon monoxide detectors last inspected and updated?
- What safety measures, such as working carbon monoxide detectors and frequent utility inspections, were implemented by the hotel owner prior to this incident?
As details of this tragedy continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the hotel owners or managers failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those guests legally on the premises. By law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect guests and visitors and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence. Should the owner or management of the hotel be found at fault, the victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries. Financial recovery for such claims could be substantial.
As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victims retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty carbon monoxide alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and their best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.
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