Another day, another lawsuit. That’s the life of former President Donald Trump, who continues to be targeted by lawsuits.
This time, Trump is being sued for third-degree burns a diabetic man suffered at a beach resort that he doesn’t even own.
A man from New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against the Trump International Beach Resort in Florida, after suffering severe burns on his feet, which led to the amputation of one toe and part of his foot.
Theoharis Lekas, 52, claims that the surfaces within the resort were ‘scorching hot’ during his vacation in August 2022, causing third-degree burns to both his feet. Lekas, who suffers from diabetic neuropathy and cannot feel his feet burning, alleged that the resort was negligent for not posting signs recommending footwear.
The lawsuit, filed on Friday with the New York Supreme Court, is seeking an undecided amount, which Bill Matsikoudis, whose firm is representing Lekas, said would likely be ‘north of $1 million’.
Matsikoudis claimed that the resort was negligent and failed to post signs or any other warnings about the sweltering surfaces, and failed to mitigate the temperatures by laying down mats or hosing down the floors with water.
The resort is not directly owned by former president Donald Trump, but the lawsuit claims the resort ‘touts its collaboration’ with the real estate mogul.
Bill Matsikoudis, whose firm is representing Lekas, told DailyMail.com: “The lawsuit speaks for itself – the resort was negligent.”
“‘We’re hoping the damages don’t increase,” added Matsikoudis. “There is the prospect his injuries could worsen.”
This obviously isn’t the only lawsuit that Donald Trump is facing. A high-profile court case in New York actually led to the former president being indicted.
In April, former President Donald Trump was forced to answer questions for seven hours during his second deposition in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil suit against him, according to the New York Post.
Trump met with lawyers from James’ team Thursday, reportedly “eager” to testify this time around, after invoking his Fifth Amendment rights during the first deposition in the case.
“He remains resolute in his stance that he has nothing to conceal, and he looks forward to educating the attorney general about the immense success of his multibillion-dollar company,” Trump’s attorney Alina Habba said.
Trump was “not only willing but also eager to testify” Habba noted.
Trump ripped the case on his social media platform Truth Social ahead of the deposition.
“This civil case is ridiculous, just like all of the other Election Interference cases being brought against me,” Trump wrote. “If I had a fair judge, this case would have never happened. MAGA!”
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