Shoring company sued by homeowner over slip and fall

Kyle Barnett Oct. 23, 2012, 6:12pm

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a shoring company for injuries she claims occurred to her due to negligent workmanship by the defendant.

Sadie Coleman filed suit against Orleans Shoring, LLC and Gemini Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 4.

Coleman claims she contracted Orleans Shoring LLC to elevate her home located at 914 19th St. in Gretna. The plaintiff alleges that a defect in her floor caused by the elevation resulted in her slipping and falling in the home. Coleman claims she received injuries including a laceration to her forehead, hematoma to her forehead, hematoma to her left eye and head trauma.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly inspect the petitioner's home for defects and failing to repair deceits to the home.

Damages in an amount less than $50,000 are sought for medicine, drugs, hospitalization, medical care, attendant and support care, loss wages, loss of wage earning capacity, pain and suffering, residual disabilities, mental anguish, emotional upset and distress, loss of enjoyment of life and other psychological sequelae.

Coleman is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Patrick G. Kehoe, Jr.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 718-620.

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