NEW ORLEANS - A California woman is suing a New Orleans casino after allegedly being injured in a slip and fall on its premises.

Dana Terrian, filed suit against Jazz Casino Company LLC and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. 

Terrian claims she was on her way to the Masquerade Bar located inside Harrah’s Casino located at 228 Poydras St. on May 11, 2012, when she slipped and fell on a platform. Terrain claims she fell due to the lack of handrails, guardrails and warning signs on the platform. The plaintiff alleges that low and distracting lighting also contributed to her inability to tell distance.

After falling Terrain claims was helped by a Harrah’s employee. The plaintiff asserts that she eventually made her way to a taxi and returned to the Renaissance Hotel, were she was staying during her trip.

The following morning Terrain claims she sought medical treatment from a physician at the Tulane Medical Center emergency room who advised her to seek the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon. Upon returning to California, she was allegedly informed by an orthopedic surgeon that she had a LisFranc fracture and would need surgery.

Terrain claims she now has multiple permanent scars on her foot after having surgeries that took several months to complete. After long hours of physical therapy, Terrain claims she has been unable to return to work and also suffers from lost wages.

The defendant is accused of negligence and not keeping its premises in a reasonably safe condition and free from defects.

Damages in an unspecified amount are sought for medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Terrian is represented by Mark J. Graffagnini of the New Orleans-based Graffagnini+Associates LLC.

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

No. 2013-04355.

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