Woman claims permanent disability after fall in laundry room

Kyle Barnett Dec. 22, 2011, 8:46am

A New Orleans woman is suing an apartment building owner after she claims she received injuries when she slipped in standing water in a laundry room.

Tiffany Turner filed suit in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 15 against Southwood Realty Company's Carriage House Apartments and their insurer. Turner says she was visiting the complex and doing laundry for one of its residents when she slipped on water in the laundry room. The plaintiff claims she received injuries to her back, right shoulder and left leg, however, it does not say if those injuries required medical intervention.

Turner is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, medical expenses, loss of wages and lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life and permanent disability and impairment.

The defendants are accused of negligence in failing to properly maintain washing machines, allowing an unreasonably dangerous condition to exist, failing to warn of hazards and failing to inspect the laundry room for hazards.

Turner is being represented by New Orleans-based attorney Harry E. Forst.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Lloyd J. Medley.

Case number 2011-12929

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