GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing a local hospital for injuries he claims occurred on their premises.

Henry J. Williams filed suit on May 1 against East Jefferson Parish Hospital in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Williams claims he was visiting a friend in the hospital's emergency room when he sat in an orthopedic chair and when reclining it struck his head on the wall. The plaintiff alleges the reclining mechanism in the chair was defective.

The defendant is accused of creating and allowing a hazard, failing to warn of the hazard and failing to maintain the chair in a safe condition.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience and anguish.

Williams is being represented by attorney James B. Guest of Kenner.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case number 714-320.

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