A jury in Arkansas has awarded a Mississippi woman $3 million in a lawsuit over injuries she suffered in a near-drowning at a Hot Springs hotel in 2006. The jury award was for Demetrica Quenta Scott in the lawsuit against the Rodeway Inn. The hotel was accused of improperly maintaining its pool. It appears the water was “cloudy” on July 3, 2006, the day the plaintiff dove in and couldn’t make her way to the surface. Several people dove into the pool trying to find Ms. Scott, but no one could see her because of the turbidity of the water. Others used the shepherd’s hook at the pool as a probe, but still could not locate her. Finally, a person was able to find Ms. Scott and brought her to the surface. Ms. Scott suffered serious brain damage and now is a resident in a Mississippi nursing home.
Source: Associated Press
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