The Oregon family of a 14-year-old girl who drowned under a plastic pool cover has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the city, the school district and pool cover business.
The lawsuit, filed October 5 in Washington County Circuit Court, cites wrongful death as a result of negligence, The Oregonian reported.
Nabila Maazouz, an Oregon Episcopal School freshman, was found dead under a pool cover at Hillsboro’s Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center after a Liberty High School swim team practice Nov. 20, 2019. She and her swim teammates pulled a plastic cover over a pool but the freshman didn’t get out.
Coaches had told the swimmers to cover the pool with heavy covers that create suction when rolled onto water, the lawsuit said.
Maazouz and others swam with a cover to the pool’s deep end, then swam back underneath the cover, the lawsuit said. Maazouz and others did the same with a second cover but Maazouz did not resurface, the lawsuit said.
Nabila’s body was found after her mother, Patricia Maazouz, noticed swimmers leaving without her daughter and went inside, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit alleges the ThermaGard pool covers were “defective and unreasonably dangerous.”Read FOX News