Lawsuit against Glen Oaks Country Club claims toxic pool chemicals made children sick

An east Louisville country club is facing a lawsuit that claims toxic chemicals in the pool at the club made children sick. The lawsuit filed by families of the children says that in May of this year they were participating in a 6 and under swim practice at the country club when the incident happened. It says that at some point during the practice all of the plaintiffs in the suit were exposed to dangerous levels of chlorine and hydrochloric acid. As a result, the lawsuit claims that all of the children suffered physical, mental and emotional distress. Children in the pool started having trouble breathing, started coughing and then foaming at the mouth, claims the lawsuit. The coach then was screaming for all of the children to get out of the pool. After getting out of the pool, the suit says that numerous children began vomiting. Eight children and one adult were taken to the hospital, according to Anchorage-Middletown Fire and EMS. The lawsuit goes on to say that it happened because of the negligence of the country club. It stated that no lifeguard was present during the practice and that the country club was aware of the practice being scheduled at that time. Chlorine levels were 6.5 ppm, after being tested by the health department, states the lawsuit. This level was deemed excessive. Kentucky law says that Chlorine levels should be between 1 and 5 ppm. Attorneys representing the families involved are seeking punitive damages for the incident, a trial by jury and “any other relief the court may deem appropriate.”

An east Louisville country club is facing a lawsuit that claims toxic chemicals in the pool at the club made children sick.

The lawsuit filed by the families of the children says that in May of this year they were participating in a 6 and under swim practice at the country club when the incident happened.

It says that at some point during the practice all of the plaintiffs in the suit were exposed to dangerous levels of chlorine and hydrochloric acid. As a result, the lawsuit claims that all of the children suffered physical, mental and emotional distress.

Children in the pool started having trouble breathing, started coughing and then foaming at the mouth, claims the lawsuit. The coach then was screaming for all of the children to get out of the pool.

After getting out of the pool, the suit says that numerous children started vomiting.

Eight children and one adult were taken to the hospital, according to Anchorage-Middletown Fire and EMS.

The lawsuit goes on to say that it happened because of the negligence of the country club.

It stated that no lifeguard was present during the practice and that the country club was aware of the practice being scheduled at that time.

Chlorine levels were 6.5 ppm, after being tested by the health department, states the lawsuit. This level was deemed excessive.

Kentucky law says that Chlorine levels should be between 1 and 5 ppm.

Attorneys representing the families involved are seeking punitive damages for the incident, a trial by jury and “any other relief the court may deem appropriate.”

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