Kyle Barnett Dec. 9, 2014, 10:36am


GRETNA – A woman is suing after she allegedly shattered a glass door in a fall at the entrance of a local hospital and medical care provider.

Deborah Hallal, and husband George, filed suit against Walter H. Eversmeyer and East Jefferson General Hospital in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 26.

Hallal contends that she was a patient at a rheumatology and rehabilitation clinic operated by  Eversmeyer and located on the campus of East Jefferson General Hospital at 4315 Houma Blvd. in Metairie. The plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 7, 2013 she had been invited to the defendants’ location and was attempting to enter the building when she tripped over a large gap on the edge of the storefront walkway and fell face first into the glass door in front of her, which broke. Hallal claims that she has suffered severe and permanent injuries due to the incident.

The defendant is accused of negligence, failing to maintain a safe entrance, permitting a hazard to exist, failing to discover and move a hazard, failing to maintain a shard free walkway, failing to warn of a dangerous condition and failing to exercise reasonable care.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent disability, medical expenses, care expenses, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium.

Hallal is represented by attorney Douglas D. McGinity of Covington.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 742-834.

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