Marriott Hotel allegedly liable to Georgia woman for damages

By Tia Benton | Mar 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans hotel is being sued by a woman who claims to have fallen in her hotel room bathtub and sustained a debilitating injury.

Katrina Simmons filed a lawsuit against Marriott International Inc., Sodexo Inc., Marriott Hotel Services Inc., Marriott International Administrative Services LLC, Roger Hamilton and their insurers in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Jan. 11.

Simmons claims that the defendant’s failure to provide hand rails, safety bars, and/or non-slip bath mats resulted in her slipping and falling striking her head, her cervical spine and left shoulder.

The defendant is accused of failing to ensure the premises were maintained in a safe manner and failing to provide adequate and industry-standard safety features such as anti-slips safety measures (i.e. non-slip bath mat and hand rails).

An unspecified amount is sought for all damages including physical injury, mental anguish, emotional suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and diminished earning capacity.

Counsel for the plaintiff is Michael C. Darnell of New Orleans-based Murray, Darnell & Associates.

This case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case no. 2013-336

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