The Oregon family of a 14-year-old woman who drowned under a plastic pool cover has filed a $70 million lawsuit towards the town, the college district and pool cover enterprise. 

The lawsuit, filed October 5 in Washington County Circuit Court, cites wrongful loss of life on account of negligence, The Oregonian reported.

Nabila Maazouz, an Oregon Episcopal School freshman, was discovered useless under a pool cover at Hillsboro’s Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center after a Liberty High School swim team practice Nov. 20, 2019. She and her swim teammates pulled a plastic cover over a pool however the freshman did not get out. 

Nabila Maazouz
(The Nabila Maazouz Memorial Fund)

Coaches had informed the swimmers to cover the pool with heavy covers that create suction when rolled onto water, the lawsuit stated.

Maazouz and others swam with a cover to the pool’s deep finish, then swam again beneath the cover, the lawsuit stated. Maazouz and others did the identical with a second cover however Maazouz didn’t resurface, the lawsuit stated.

Nabila’s physique was discovered after her mom, Patricia Maazouz, observed swimmers leaving with out her daughter and went inside, the lawsuit stated.

The lawsuit alleges the ThermaGard pool covers had been “defective and unreasonably dangerous.”


ThermaGard’s producer, Universal Filtration Inc., and its vendor, The Pool and Spa House, are named as lawsuit defendants. Fox News has reached out to each companies for remark. 

Hillsboro spokesperson Patrick Preston informed Fox News the town has acquired the lawsuit and has referred it to attorneys for the subsequent steps within the authorized course of. 

“Our hearts remain with the Maazouz family and everyone in our community who has been devastated by the tragic death of Nabila,” Preston stated in an announcement. 

Hillsboro School District spokesperson Beth Graser didn’t reply to Fox News’ request for remark. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report