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Casino sued by man who claims to have slipped in bathroom

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 30, 2013

GRETNA – A New Orleans man who alleges he was injured when he slipped and fell in a casino bathroom is suing.

Larry Perodin filed suit against Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., Boomtown Casino and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 31.

Perodin claims that he was a customer at Boomtown Casino in Harvey on Oct. 5 when he entered a bathroom on the casino’s second floor and slipped, fell and slid across the floor before coming to a stop.

The plaintiff alleges that when he looked up after falling he saw an employee holding a mop in his hand. Perodin asserts that the employee refused to help him up from the floor. The plaintiff claims that he tore his jeans in the fall, was bleeding and was in pain. Perodin alleges he was photographed by casino staff and then asked if he needed a ride to the hospital, which he refused and went home instead. The plaintiff alleges that over the next few days he began to feel pain in his shoulder, back, leg and from contusions and abrasions to his thigh that he underwent medical treatment for a period of three months.

The defendant is accused of failing to place a warning cone at the entrance of the men’s bathroom, failing to close the bathroom while the floor was wet, failing to come to the assistance and aid the plaintiff when he was injured on the floor and failing to properly warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition of the floor.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought by the plaintiff.

Perodin is represented by attorney Lillian M. Thornton of New Orleans.

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

Case no. 727-508.

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