Woman alleges injuries from slip, fall at physician’s office

A woman claims she suffered injuries when she slipped near a drinking fountain while visiting her physician’s office.

Katherine Hunt filed a complaint Aug. 28 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Granite City Illinois Hospital Company LLC, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Hunt alleges that while visiting her physician’s office on Sept. 11, 2018, in the Wolfe Building at Granite City Hospital, she slipped and fell on a “slippery substance” that was in the walkway near the drinking fountain.

Hunt claims she fell with “great force” and suffered “severe and permanently disabling” injuries to her knee, leg and ankle. She alleges she suffered “great pain and mental anguish” as a result of her fall.

Hunt also claims she incurred medical expenses and lost “large sums of money” because she was allegedly unable to work after the fall.

The plaintiff alleges the hospital failed to maintain the walkway near the water fountain, failed to warn of the hazard and knew the area posed a potential hazard because it was near an area where water could accumulate on the floor. She also alleges, the area where her alleged fall took place should have been inspected.

Hunt seeks monetary relief of more than $50,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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