Pittsburghers know all about the Raging Rapids – a Kennywood staple and a great way to cool off on those hot summer days.
Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim they rode the Raging Rapids on July 2, 2017, and days later, Robert had severe pain in his left eye and was diagnosed with microsporidia keratitis.
Attorney Alan Perer is representing Robert and Kryststina Trostle.
“We’re certain that this is the cause. There was no other explanation. Water from this ride shot into his eye, which is part of this ride, the excitement and the fun of the ride,” said Perer.
They allege in the lawsuit it was caused by the microsporidia parasite that was present in the water.
“The water shot into his eye, and almost immediately thereafter, he started having these problems,” said Perer.
According to Perer, Robert had surgery to remove the parasite that was eating away at his cornea.
“The parasite is still there. It doesn’t get completely rid of it. So that’s the problem we’re dealing with now,” said Perer.
According to Perer, Robert is back to work now, but still having pain and vision problems.
“He’s in banking and works a lot using computers, obviously with his job. So, it’s a problem for him,” said Perer.