Wave Pool Drownings – Waterpark Accidents, Injuries & Deaths 

Wavepool Drowning & Injuries 

  Willis Law Firm Client – Wavepool Near Drowning- Anoxic Brain Damage 13 yr. old Girl

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 Due to the crowded  and noisy conditions that day, she was not noticed or heard by any of the lifeguards, and was not found until the end of the wave action, and only then by one of the other guests. In fact, another guest had to insist upon the guard to enter the water to check out what appeared to be a body on the bottom. The young girl’s lifeless body was taken out of the pool and CPR was immediately started. Ambulance was called, and she was transported to a local hospital and revived. As a result of being without air / oxygen for 5-7 minutes, she was left severely brain damaged. Even after years of therapy and months of intense hospitalizations, Tykesha is still suffering from the effects of anoxic brain damage.The family of Tykesha contacted their family attorney who in turn associated David P. Willis of the Willis Law Firm to take over the handling of the case. An immediate  investigation was done and a law suit was filed against SplashTown, and other defendants manufactures of wave pool equipment, builders and designers. After many depositions, and discovery requests, the matter was settled out of court.
 
Waterpark Accidents – Diving Accidents, Falls, Wavepool Injuries & Deaths
 
Waterparks accidents happen also daily. These include slip and falls, diving accidents, neck injuries, back injuries and drownings. The accidents in a wavepool however, can be the most deadly. In most every major city throughout America, a wave pool is waiting for the unwary. Wave pool injuries and deaths are sharply on the rise, due in part with their increasing numbers and popularity among swimmers. The first wavepool was invented in Germany during World War II in order to replicate a wave environment for submarine tests. Today a typical wavepool is 80-200 feet wide and 200-300 feet long, and varies in depth from 6-10 feet deep at the deep end, to only inches deep at the shallow end. Wave pools operate by a system of air blowing machines that pump air into chambers, that in turn pushes a wave of water out in the wave pool. Other wave pool operate by the means of a mechanical paddle that pushes, moves and presses a wave through a grid into the pool. Some other wave pools operate by the fast release of a huge torrent of water from the back wall, which produces a large ocean type breaking wave, used mainly for surfers in these wave pools. The typical wave sequence is 10 minutes of waves,  then a rest period of 10-15 minutes without any waves in the wave pool. The rest period allows swimmers to rest and lifeguards to rotate to a new guard position, and time for the pool to clear out before the cycle starts up again and again throughout the day. Unfortunately, it is also during this time that swimmers that had trouble are sometimes found laying on the bottom of the pool..!!
 
Problems & Dangers with Wavepools
 
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 Wavepool Lawsuit- Willis Law Firm Gets Results
 
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