Max Schramel Oct. 30, 2014, 7:08pm


NEW ORLEANS – A maintenance company that allegedly failed to cleanup a section of floor in Walgreens causing a patron to slip and fall is being sued along with the pharmacy.

Allegra and Lamar Crowden filed suit against Walgreens Louisiana Co. Inc. and Statewide Service & Maintenance LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Aug. 27.

Allegra Crowden claims that on Sept. 15, 2013, she was shopping at a Walgreens store located at 11397 Lake Forest St. in New Orleans, when she allegedly slipped and fell in a section of the store where Statewide Service & Maintenance was cleaning the floor. Crowden incurred severe bodily injuries as a result of the incident.

She claims she suffered injuries to her neck, back, left ankle, left thigh, left hip and shoulders, continuing to undergo medical treatment.

The defendants are accused of failing to keep their premises in a safe condition, failing to warn of a hazardous condition, failing to remove any dangerous condition, failing to heed the safety of others, failing to sustain a safe environment for patrons and failing to properly instruct its employees.

The plaintiff is seeking upwards of $50,000 in damages for pain and suffering, mental agony, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of wages and medical expenses.

Additionally, the plaintiff’s husband, Lamar Crowden, is seeking a subsequent amount in damages for loss of love, attachment, camaraderie, moral support, decline in sexual relations and capacity to perform household duties.

The petitioners are represented by Joseph M. Bruno Jr. of New Orleans-based Bruno & Bruno.

The case has been assigned to Div. A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2014-08482.

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