Pittsburgh, PA (April 11, 2022) – At least 200 people were sickened after multiple events at a Coraopolis Marriott Hotel. The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating reports concerning gastrointestinal illness following three significant events on April 2nd and 3rd.
The hotel still uses covid precautions and deep cleans all areas to protect against norovirus and coronavirus and will continue to do so for the duration of the investigation. The three events where the sickness originated were a bridal shower where 70 people grew sick within approximately 36 hours, a wedding that same night where 80 more fell ill, and a South Fayette High School football banquet where at least 50 people reported feeling sick. A pair of players from the football team said they were so ill they couldn’t eat or drink and lost more than 10 pounds following their attendance at the banquet.
An investigation was completed by the health department’s food and safety program, and they are continuing to research the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of those who fell ill.
Pennsylvania Premises Liability
Premises liability usually comes into play in personal injury cases. An unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property that leads to an injury or fatality usually makes a premises liability case. The majority of personal injury and wrongful death claims have to do with negligence, and premises liability claims are no different. A wounded individual must prove that a property owner displayed negligence concerning maintenance or another property aspect that led to injuries. Under any circumstance where a property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property, a premises liability claim may be brought.
An essential point in premises liability states that if you were injured on another person’s property, this does not exactly mean that the property owner displayed negligence. Further, simply because the property may have been in unsafe condition does not instantly mean that the property owner was negligent. You must prove that the property owner did not take the appropriate steps to fix a hazardous situation on their property.
Victims can bring premises liability cases for unsafe conditions that result in injury or fatalities, as well as defective construction or inadequate maintenance of the premises where the injury/accident/death occurred. Some examples of premises liability cases include the following:
- Defective equipment
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Improperly maintained equipment, furniture, or furnishings.
- Open holes
- Dog bites/attacks
- And more.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Our skilled personal injury attorneys in Pittsburgh at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law will do everything in our power to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Our experienced team of lawyers has over three decades of combined experience in protecting the rights of injured victims and their family members. We fully believe in preserving the rights of injured victims, especially when they were hurt because of the negligent actions of other people.
Our team will thoroughly review all aspects of your case, estimate the maximum value of your damages, hold negligent parties responsible, and help you get your life back on track after being injured by another person’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions. We will help you focus on your recovery while we aggressively negotiate a full and fair settlement from the insurance companies.
Contact our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law, as soon as you can at (412) 918-1241 to get started on your path to recovery. Our services cost you nothing upfront or out of pocket, and we only get paid if we can award you total and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
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