Tainted alcohol served at a Mexican resort last year led to the drowning death of a Wisconsin woman, a new wrongful death lawsuit alleges.
College student Abbey Conner drowned in a swimming pool at a five-star Iberostar hotel and resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico after drinking alcohol while on vacation with friends and family in January 2017. Her family alleges that the resort knew the alcohol they gave the 20-year-old was “poisonous.”
Abbey and her brother were both found face-down in the hotel’s pool after taking shots of alcohol at a swim-up bar, according to Newsweek. While her brother was sedated at the hospital, Abbey was brain-dead and her family withdrew life support on January 12, 2017
The tainted alcohol lawsuit is also naming the booking website the family used to book their trip. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges both the resort and the website were aware that the tainted alcohol was “unfit for human consumption” and served it to guests anyway.
This past summer, Mexican authorities seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol after raiding more than 30 hotels and night clubs in popular tourist spots in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.
After Connor’s death, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found widespread problems with tainted alcohol, derelict law enforcement, price gouging from hospitals
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