Touro Infirmary sued by visitor in slip and fall

Kyle Barnett Aug. 3, 2012, 12:24am

Kris P. Kiefer

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman has sued a local hospital for injuries she claims to have received on its premises.

Jesonia Williams Foley filed suit against Touro Infirmary, an anonymous employee and their insurers in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 10. Foley claims she was visiting her grandfather at the hospital when she was exiting the elevator on the sixth floor and slipped and fell. The plaintiff alleges the fall was caused by a wet floor and that she was injured in the incident.

The defendant is accused of creating a dangerous condition, failing to enact adequate floor inspection procedures, failing to maintain its premises in a safe condition, permitting an unsafe condition, failing to warn their visitors of the unsafe condition, failing to enact and follow proper safety rules, failing to use reasonable care in the management of its premises, violating its own policies and procedures, negligent hiring practices, improper training of employees and failing to properly supervise employees.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disability, medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, loss of services, loss of society and loss of enjoyment of life.

Foley is represented by Kris P. Kiefer of Kiefer & Kiefer.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Case no. 2012-06666.

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