GALVESTON - The widow of a Harris County man who died at a Galveston time-share facility in December 2011 has filed a lawsuit.
In court papers filed Nov. 21 in Galveston County District Court, Andrea Mathis Mayer pins the Dec. 9, 2011, death of Paul Mayer on Silverleaf Resorts Inc., Silverleaf Club, Silverleaf's Seaside Resort Club, Silverleaf Seaside Resort and RCI LLC.
Andrea M. Mayer says she and the decedent were visiting the defendants' property when they encountered "inadequate" accommodations which the suit alleges were not properly addressed or fixed.
According to the plaintiff, Paul Mayer, 80, "was required by the defendants to exhaust himself that evening after arriving by carrying luggage up three flights of stairs, then walking back down the three flights of stairs for dinner and then back up the three flights of stairs to the room provided by the defendants."
The plaintiff further explains that Paul Mayer, a cancer survivor and Korean War veteran, was overwhelmed by fatigue, fell, and fatally struck his head on "an improperly self-closing door" in the room.
"Compounding the loss was the deceptive time-share transaction in which the plaintiff and her late husband were misled into purchasing a time-share in Conroe rather than the Galveston location where the time-share solicitation occurred," the suit says.
Consequently, the widow seeks unspecified monetary damages.
She is represented by attorney Roy K. Ewart of the Law Offices of Mae Nacol & Associates PC in Houston.
Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the litigation.
Case No. 13-CV-1481