New Orleans aquarium sued by mother of child who allegedly slipped on exhibit's leaking water

By Yolanda Martinez | Aug 13, 2013

Aquarium of the Americas


NEW ORLEANS – A St. Charles Parish resident is suing a nature institute after her child was allegedly injured after slipping and falling on its premises.

Nicole Hardy on behalf of her child filed suit against the Audubon Nature Institute in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on July 10.

Hardy claims that on July 31, 2012, while leaving the Audubon Aquarium, her child slipped and fell on water that was leaking from an exhibit located above them. The suit claims the child suffered injuries to her foot.

The defendant is accused of negligence for creating unreasonable risk of harm and failing to maintain its floors.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and medical expenses.

The plaintiff represented by Robert L. Campbell of the Baton Rouge-based Williamson, Fontenot & Campbell LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division J Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2013-06370.

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