John Suayan Jul. 16, 2015, 10:36am


A young child’s time at the swimming pool at a Louisiana casino almost three months ago has resulted in civil litigation.

Fort Bend County resident Tiffany Rodriguez is suing Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LLC and Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. on behalf of J.R. claiming the companies’ failure to properly maintain the pool area at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino caused the boy to sustain injuries on April 28.

Rodriguez originally initiated legal action in Harris County District Court on June 2. The lawsuit was remanded to the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on July 13.

Court papers show J.R. was swimming in the pool at the time of the incident in question.

“While the plaintiff was climbing a waterslide, he slipped and fell due to lack of grip material on the slide,” the original petition explains. “There were no cautionary signs around the area that would have alerted the plaintiff to the lack of grip.”

The suit further asserts the defendants did not post a lifeguard. Rodriguez says J.R. suffered serious bodily injuries to his head, nose and other parts of his body.

The respondents submitted an original answer to Rodriguez’s complaint on June 30.

Consequently, Rodriguez seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She and the child are represented by attorneys John Arthur Daspit, Robert Morse and Michael L. Grinsfelder of The Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:15-CV-1989

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