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Mishap on slide results in lawsuit against water park

Federal Court

By Solange DeLisle | Feb 19, 2020

Greatwolf

HARRISBURG — A Connecticut couple have filed a lawsuit against the companies that own and operate an indoor water park in Pennsylvania for injuries one of them received when she was hit by another patron at the bottom of a slide.  

Maryam Tillman-Ahmed and Ali Ahmed are each asking for more than $75,000 in damages from Great Wolf Lodge of The Poconos, LLC, Great Wolf Resort Holdings, Inc., and Great Wolf Services, LLC. in the complaint filed Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

The Ahmeds said during a trip to Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park in Scotrun on May 8, 2018, Maryam slid down a slide that was monitored by two employees whose job it was to limit the number of people on the slide at one time and to ensure there was a safe space between riders. 

Maryam alleged that as soon as she got to the bottom of the slide, she was hit by another rider, thrust forward and slammed into the hard wall of the pool. Maryam is said to have suffered a number of injuries that include severe pain, anxiety, humiliation, and serious impairment of one or more bodily functions. 

She said she because of this she hasn't been able to perform her usual daily tasks and it's prevented her from being employed, which meant lost earnings, something that could continue.

The suit said it's the Ahmeds' belief that the slide attendants carelessly let other riders head down the slide before Maryam was safely out of the way. 

The lawsuit brings two counts against Great Wolf. They are negligence on behalf of Maryam Ahmed and loss of consortium from her husband, Ali, who maintained that because of his wife's injuries he's lost her aid, assistance and comfort, which may continue into the future.

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