NEW ORLEANS – A local woman is suing the owner, manager and insurer of the Superdome for injuries allegedly caused by a door in the building.
Terry Galpion filed suit against the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, SMG and their insurer in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Galpion was attending the Bayou Classic football game at the Superdome on Nov. 26, 2011 when the incident allegedly occurred. The suit claims that a door violently struck the plaintiff causing her to sustain injuries to her arm, elbow, shoulder, back and neck.
The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to use reasonable care to keep the premises in safe condition, failing to keep premises free of hazardous conditions, failing to properly inspect the premises, failing to establish proper procedures for preventing the doors from slamming on guests, allowing an unsafe condition to remain on the premises and creating and/or having actual or constructive notice of the condition which caused the plaintiff’s injury prior to its occurrence.
An unspecified amount of damages is sought for past, present and future medical expenses, for past, present and future pain and suffering, and for loss of enjoyment of life.
The plaintiff is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Bobbie C. Smith.
The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Lloyd J. Medley.
Case No. 2012-10875.