Plaintiff allegedly burned by space heater on board the Moshulu ship in Philly sues

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman claiming to have had her leg scalded and scarred by a space heater on board the Philadelphia ship the Moshulu has filed suit against the venue’s entities for the injuries she received.

Olivia Firth of Mount Laurel, N.J. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 1 versus The Moshulu, HMS Ventures, Big Red Management Corp. and SCC Restaurant, LLC, all of Philadelphia.

On April 1, 2017, Olivia was attending a dinner dance with friends on board the defendants’ premises, the Moshulu ship in Philadelphia, when the suit explains that a very hot space heater was placed in the common area directly adjacent to where guests were socializing. In fact, the suit states the heater singed the dress of the plaintiff’s friend earlier in the evening.

Later in the evening, there was a dispute between guests on the Moshulu and the ship’s staff and security, during which the plaintiff was pushed into the scalding space heater, suffering severe burns and scarring to both of her legs, the suit says.

The plaintiffs claim the defendant failed to give her proper and adequate protection from the dangerous space heater, failed to repair the heater and failed to warn customers on the premises of this dangerous condition, plus other allegations.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and such other and further relief as the Court deems proper.

The plaintiff is represented by Joseph L. Messa Jr. and Brett Furber of Messa & Associates, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180404821

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