According to the lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Aug. 18, Edwards visited the zoo on
Calls to Edwards and to her attorney were not immediately returned. A spokeswoman for Brookfield Zoo declined to comment on the suit citing pending litigation.
Since 2000, Brookfield Zoo has been sued five other times for personal injury or premises liability. All of those cases were dismissed, according to records on file with the clerk of the court for
In this latest lawsuit, Edwards alleges that the zoo was negligent in “recklessly and willfully” training its dolphins to splash water at spectators and onto the walkways, not warning spectators to beware of the slippery floor and not providing slip-proof mats or strips for spectator safety.
The suit claims Edwards suffered injuries that caused her to miss time from work and to experience pain, suffering and physical and emotional trauma.