Woman seeks damages after she falls over floor tile

Kyle Barnett Dec. 14, 2011, 5:00pm

NEW ORLEANS – A woman has filed suit after she tripped and fell on her way into a New Orleans office building.

Kim L. Weil filed suit on Nov. 28 in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Hertz 909 Poydras. Weil says she tripped over an uprooted and elevated floor tile in an area that did not have any posted warnings.

The case states the plaintiff sought medical attention for severe and painful injuries to the elbow, temple, ribs, lungs and hands.

The defendant is being held liable for negligence in failing to maintain the building's exterior in reasonably safe condition, failing to post adequate warnings, failing to follow company policies and procedures and failing to warn of hazardous condition.

Damages sought by the plaintiff include medical expenses, lost income and earning capacity, mental and physical pain and suffering, inconveniences loss of enjoyment of life.

Weil's husband, Jerome T. Weil, is also seeking damages for loss of love and affection, loss of society and companionship, loss of performance of marital services, loss of financial support and loss of aid and assistance.

The case was filed on behalf of the Weil's by Michael E. Lillis of Slidell-based Tonry, Brinson and Glorioso LLC.

Case number 2011-12428 was assigned to Division B Judge Rosemary Ledet.

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