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Hot iron grate leads to personal injury lawsuit against LSU

By Tia Benton | Jun 7, 2013


BATON ROUGE – A Belle Chasse woman is suing a state university for damages after she allegedly slipped in a campus parking lot sustaining severe physical injury.

Melissa Corso filed a lawsuit against Louisiana State University A&M in the 19th Judicial District Court on Feb. 21.

Corso claims she slipped in an LSU campus parking lot and fell onto a large grate releasing steam at a high temperature causing her to sustain burns to her right knee and right ankle. Her left hand palm and thumb were also burned. The suit alleges that there were no visible warning signs or a safeguard around the iron grate.

The defendant is accused of failing to adequately warn plaintiff of the dangerous condition of the parking lot grounds, failing to barricade or warn of the hot grates, failing to properly inspect the premises, failing to maintain premises in a safe condition and failing to meet the standard of care generally required on campus premises.

An unspecified amount is sought for pain and suffering and medical treatment costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Frank J. D’Amico Jr. of New Orleans-based Frank J. D’Amico Jr. APLC.

This case has been assigned to Section 23 Judge William A. Morvant.

Case no. 619347

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