Settlement reached in Pool Entrapment Case of Minor Child at Resort Resulting in Brain Damage

Aljuwon Pipkin, guest at a Hotel Resort Orlando in Osceola County, was suctioned in the pool drain and could not be removed because of the Defendant's failure to have an "off-switch".

Aljuwon remained trapped under water for almost ten minutes, causing him to sustain brain damage requiring life-long medical care. On August 25th, 2011, Ira Leesfield, on behalf of Aljuwon Pipkin and his mother, who witnessed the near drowning incident, settled this brain damage claim for a confidential amount with the Hotel Resort Defendant. It is the largest result in this type of case in Osceola County.