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National Harbor MGM Injury

Nov 26, 2018

The family of Zynae Green has sued MGM National Harbor, the casino outside Washington, D.C. This 6-year-old girl was critically injured after receiving a severe electric shock from a handrail at the casino. The lawsuit is also against the general contractor Whiting-Turner, and against Rosendin Electric.

The lawsuit argues that the lighted handrail she grasped had been defective for days. In fact, a video shows other people getting jolted by the electrified handrail before Zynae and her brother and sister were shocked by it. This means that even though MGM is blaming faulty wiring on the contractors, MGM knew something was wrong and did nothing.

The lawsuit further argues that there was pressure on the construction workers to finish the job quickly at the expense of safety so MGM could open and make piles of money.

How dare MGM claim this was a “tragic accident.” A precious little girl needs 24-7 care for the rest of her life. She can’t talk, can’t walk. No, this was not an accident. This was the result of greed.