Family awarded $6.5 million in wrongful death lawsuit
The family of a 25 year-old Pennsylvania man who died on a water trampoline in a Jamaican resort has been awarded $6.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The man had just graduated from college when he and his family went to Jamaica for a wedding. There, he jumped on a water trampoline that was placed in too shallow of water, fell off, and hit his head on the sea floor. He died eight months later, a permanent quadriplegic, while on life support.
The resort strongly denied any liability or misdeeds on their part for the man’s death.
The lawsuit against the resort has awarded nearly $5.5 million as wrongful death and $1 million for survival action.