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New Details: El Paso woman files lawsuit after her husband was electrocuted in a hot tub

Update (June 21, 2024): ABC News exclusively interviewed Zambrano about her experience and the lawsuit.

Update (June 19, 2024): Paranjpe says an El Paso judge just issued a temporary restraining order in the case. That will prevent the resort in Mexico from getting rid of any evidence connected to the case, Paranjpe explained.

ABC-7 obtained the temporary restraining order, which shows the trial is scheduled to start in March 2025.

Paranjpe says Zambrano is no longer in critical condition and is back at home in El Paso. Zambrano had suffered severe injuries when she was shocked by the hot tub. She had tried to help her husband when he was electrocuted.

""Mr. Guillen entered the hot tub first and was immediately exposed to an electrical current and taken underwater," the lawsuit alleges. "Witnessing her husband’s collapse, Ms. Zambrano raced to help but, according to the filing, she was also electrocuted and fell into the water with him."

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)--- Attorneys representing Lizette Zambrano in the lawsuit against the resort where her husband, Jorge Guillen, died of electrocution spoke to ABC-7 about what they expect for the future of this case.

The firms representing the family are Bush and Bush law group and PMR law. Both firms say they anticipate a long legal road ahead. They say the first thing they have to do is obtain a protective order. The protective order will assure evidence is preserved so they can conduct their investigation.

Chris Bush from Bush and Bush law firm says because of the jurisdictional differences between the United States and Mexico there may be some hurdles along the way. One of the hurdles that may shift the direction of the lawsuit are the details of the terms and conditions travelers agree to.

Attorney Tej Paranjpe from PMR law says the clauses in the terms and condition may determine if they will go by laws in Mexico or if they will be governed by the jurisdiction of the United States.

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