“…they have been traumatized by the incident and seek recovery for damages, assert negligence on the part of the hotel, and ask for reasonable compensation for their pain, disfigurement, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, medical care and expenses and mental anguish…”
Crews are currently still replacing the more than 1,000 glass panels on the hotel.
Two people who were in the swimming pool at the W Hotel on June 10 when panels of glass fell from the building, shattered and then rained down on them have filed a lawsuit against the W and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Susan Davis and Prashanth Magadi filed the complaint , represented by attorney Sean Breen, in Travis District Court. The two were injured and are still removing glass from their bodies when they filed the lawsuit in late June 2011. Davis said she still doesn’t know the extent of her injuries yet but remembers clearly that day at the pool on June 10.
The plaintiffs are asking that safety measures be put in place to prevent more falling glass, along with asking that covered walkways be built at the affected parts of the building.
The lawsuit alleges that the hotel had been warned of the problem before the June 10 incident, but failed to respond. In May, a similar incident happened at a W Hotel in Atlanta where two women fell out of the hotel when glass failed and fell out of their hotel room, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed the day after a second incident of falling glass happened at the W, when three panels fell to the street below on June 27. No one was injured, though cars were damaged.