Louisiana man sues Cayman Island condo company after beach chair malfunctions, severs finger

Michelle Keahey Jul. 27, 2012, 2:37am


NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man has filed a federal lawsuit against a Cayman Island condominium company that claims it is responsible for the beach chair that malfunctioned and severed one of his fingers.

Bradley and Kathy Cain filed suit against Christopher Columbus Condominiums Strata #17 on July 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on July 23, 2011 while the plaintiffs were patrons at the defendant's Seven Mile Beach Condominiums in Grand Cayman. Bradley Cain states that his finger was amputated and he suffered a back injury as a result of the incident.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to maintain safe premises, failing to properly insure that their moveables and equipment were safe and secure, operating a defective moveable or piece of equipment not properly suited for its intended purpose or use, and for failing to provide proper inspection and maintenance to their moveables and equipment.

The plaintiffs are asking for an award of damages for medical expenses, travel expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional stress, strain, permanent disfigurement and disability, loss of use and enjoyment of prepaid July 2011 holiday to the condominium, physical injuries, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium claims, interest, and court costs.

Cain is represented by Philip D. Nizialek and Jacqueline M. Brettner of Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

Case No. 2:12-cv-01913

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