ORANGE – Just a few weeks ago, Megan Norris was riding on a Sea-Doo when she slipped off the rear of the watercraft directly into the path of the water thrust by the jet pump, which "penetrated her orifices," court papers say.
Claiming the Sea-Doo was negligently designed, Norris filed suit against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. on July 23 in Orange County District Court.
In her suit, Norris says that on June 29 she was riding the watercraft with three of her friends. Norris was seated last near the craft's rear, court papers say.
"As the Sea-Doo was being operated in a manner wholly consistent with its intended use, Norris slipped off the rear of the watercraft directly into the path of the water thrust by the jet pump," the suit says. "The high-pressure stream of water penetrated her orifices causing massive, mutilating injuries to her lower abdomen."
Court documents fail to say where the incident occurred.
The suit continues by alleging Bombardier Recreational negligently designed, manufactured and placed its product into the stream of commerce and that the company fraudulently knew its product was dangerous but chose to conceal the information.
Norris says the injury "caused great shock to her nervous system." She is suing for past and future mental anguish, impairment and loss of enjoyment of life."
Norris is also suing for punitive damages, claiming Bombardier Recreational acted with a complete disregard for the welfare of others.
She is represented by the Law Offices of Brian N. Mazzola.
The case has been assigned to Judge Buddy Hahn of the 260th Judicial District.
Case No. D-080288-c