Hospital sued by woman who tripped over chain link fence in parking lot

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 12, 2013

James B. Guest

GRETNA – A local hospital is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured after tripping over a chain link fence.

Leatrice Joyce Samrow filed suit against Jefferson Parish Hospital Service District No. 2 and East Jefferson General Hospital in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 3.

Samrow claims she was walking in the Canal Garage at East Jefferson Hopsital located at 4200 Houma Blvd. in Metairie when she tripped on a piece of chain link fence that was laid flat in a handicapped parking space. The plaintiff alleges that she received severe and disabling injuries in the resulting fall.

The defendant is accused of creating and allowing a hazard to exist, failing to warn patrons of an unreasonably dangerous condition and failing to maintain the handicap parking area.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience and mental anguish.

Samrow is represented by attorney James B. Guest of Kenner.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 730-694.

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