A Class action lawsuit has been filed in New York State against the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Queensbury, over a 2008 norovirus outbreak, which allegedly sickened 2,700 persons.
According to an attorney for the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit, the Queensbury spray park “failed to implement, monitor and ensure proper sanitary conditions and safeguards at the park, including a failure to properly train their employees and negligently allowing sick food service workers to continue working,” Aquatics International reported.
An attorney for the plaintiffs said, “The facility remained opened during the entire month despite reports of gastrointestinal illness by guests between March 3 and March 28, 2008, which included over 500 guests reporting illness from 32 counties in New York state, eight other states, and Canada. The number of reports peaked on March 16, when 100 persons reported illness.”
Great Escape Lodge communications manager Rebecca Close reportedly said, “the safety and well-being of our guests is always our top priority and, in fact, it has never been determined that this illness originated at our property.”