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Guest sues DoubleTree after cutting foot on pool ladder

By Michael Abella | Feb 27, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A hotel guest is suing DoubleTree after he allegedly cut his foot on a swimming pool ladder.

Bryan Whitaker filed a complaint Feb. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Colhot LLC, doing business as DoubleTree by Hilton Lodging/Hospitality Management Corp., alleging the hotel operator failed to inspect and maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 20, 2015, Whitaker was staying at the DoubleTree in Collinsville when he was cut across his foot while attempting to descend a swimming pool ladder,

The suit says Whitaker sustained severe and permanent injuries that resulted in physical and mental pain, medical expenses and loss of earning capacity. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide a safe pool ladder and failed to provide warnings of the existence of the unsafe condition.

Whitaker seeks trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit and any additional proper relief.

He is represented by attorneys J. Michael Weilmuenster and Thomas G. Zurliene of Weilmuenster & Keck PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-251

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