Marrero McDonald's sued after woman slips in water

By Michelle Keahey | Oct 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - A McDonald's customer has filed a lawsuit that claims she injured her knee when she slipped in water that was left on the floor by an employee.

Stacy Orcutt filed suit against McDonald's Corp. on Sept. 12 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on July 16, 2012 as Orcutt was walking in the McDonald's Restaurant towards the restroom. She states she slipped in a puddle or collection of water from a mop.

"At the site of the slip and fall, there were no cones and no warning signs that the area was wet or was mopped," the lawsuit states.
Orcutt sustained injuries to her right knee in connection with the fall and was treated at an emergency room.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to use reasonable care in maintain the area, failing to properly protect patrons from injury caused by the employee mopping the floor, for failing to train its employees on placement of cones and warning signs upon mopping, failing to properly keep a proper look-out while a McDonald's employee is mopping the premises, failing to establish proper procedures for mopping, and for creating or having actual or constructive notice of the condition which caused Orcutt's injury prior to its occurrence.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages for pain, disability, medical expenses, losses, emotional damages, medical damages, interest, and court costs.

Orcutt is represented by J. Douglas Sunseri of Nicaud & Sunseri in Metairie.

Case No. 2:12-cv-02253

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