NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The parents of a New York girl are suing a Connecticut summer camp for $41.7 million, accusing the camp of failing to monitor and protect their daughter who contracted Lyme Disease.
Antonio Ponvert III, the family's attorney, announced the federal lawsuit Wednesday against YMCA Camp Mohawk in Litchfield. He says Ariana Sierzputowski (seers-put-OWE'-ski), the daughter of Joseph Sierzputowski and Abby Horowitz, was bitten by ticks while attending the camp in 2011 and suffers debilitating injuries.
Ponvert says a camp handbook promised to take precautions to protect campers from Lyme Disease but the camp failed to follow its written promises and did not recognize that the girl, now 17, needed immediate medical treatment.
Renee Dwyer, the camp's attorney, declined to comment.
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