04 August 2011
British woman launches compensation claim against Disney
Disney is facing a claim for compensation from a British woman who suffered life-threatening injuries during an incident at one of its premises in the US.
According to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Joan Wormald is taking legal action against the firm - which was established in 1923 - after she sustained a broken back, as well as a collapsed lung and ruptured aorta, during an incident at the Downtown Disney complex in Orlando, Florida.
The 63-year-old had to stay in intensive care for a period of eight days following emergency surgery and will now require annual health checks for the rest of her life because a ferry collided with a motorboat being driven by her husband Michael.
As a result, she is now seeking damages from the entertainment company for her ordeal.
Mr Wormald told the news source that the accident was due to the negligence of the ferry operator.
"I thought she was dead. It was horrific," he added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney