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Boynton Man Sues Marriott, Child Injured At Gaylord Palms

Boynton Beach Florida LAWSUITS News Palm Beach County

CLAIM: Unclean Hotel Room Dangerous At Orlando Mega-Resort And Conference Center.

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Gaylord Palms in Orlando, a Marriott property, is facing a lawsuit by a Palm Bach County man. (Photo: Marriott International).

BY: LITIGATION DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A South Palm Beach County minor was seriously injured in the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando when housekeeping allegedly did such a poor job cleaning a room, that the child stepped on a needle left behind.

The resort, which features a rain forest and alligators, did not immediately respond to the suit which was filed this week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. It seeks unspecified damages. The statutory minimum in circuit court is $30,000.

According to the filing, ”On December 27, 2021, Plaintiff, (a minor), was lawfully in her hotel room at Gaylord Palms when while walking a long needle left on the carpet penetrated her left foot.”

States the suit, ”at said time and place, Defendant (Marriott) owed the Plaintiff a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment, including but not limited to a clean carpeted hotel room, so that it was not improperly cleaned and maintained, so not have a dangerous needle on the carpet floor.”

Attorneys for the Plaintiff also state that Marriott should have inspected the room once housekeeping was finished ”cleaning.” Management routinely inspects hotel rooms at major hotel chains before assigning the room to a new guest.

“By negligently failing to inspect or adequately inspect the hotel room, as specified above, to ascertain whether the condition of the floor constituted a hazard to business invitees, guests, the general public, and specifically the Plaintiff utilizing the said hotel room…”

The minor required medical care and hospitalization, according to the suit filed by Scott Henratty of Morgan and Morgan in the law firm’s Plantation office.

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