Max Schramel Mar. 20, 2015, 4:23pm


NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that while attending a meeting at the New Orleans Convention Center she tripped over carpet incurring a concussion and other severe injuries.

Theresa Jebaily, and husband Joe, filed suit against Freeman Expositions Inc., New Orleans Public Facility Management Inc. and their insurers.

On Jan. 25, 2014, the plaintiff, Theresa Jebaily, was attending the National Automobile Dealers Association (denoted as “NADA”) convention inside the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans.

Jebaily claims she was strolling down the center aisle of the center, when suddenly and without warning, the petitioner slipped on a “lump” in the carpeting, fell and became unconscious. The plaintiff contends she sustained a fracture to her upper extremities, ligament and tendons, and suffered severe headaches, a bruised nose and personal injuries to her nervous system.

The defendants are accused of failing to inspect the pathway, failing to fix the pathway, failing to warn of a dangerous condition and creating a dangerous condition by placing carpet over exposed wires.

The petitioner is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, mental anguish, medical expenses and disabilities.

The plaintiff is represented by Vincent J. Glorioso III, Vincent J. Glorioso Jr. and Maria B. Glorioso of The Glorioso Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Div. L Chief Judge Kern A. Reese.

Case no. 2015-00214.

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