NEW ORLEANS – A local woman is suing an apartment complex after she was injured by falling sheetrock while showering.

Johnnieker Price filed suit against Gilmore Park Apartments LLC and Phoenix Property Acquisition & Management Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 11, 2013.

Price alleges the incident occurred on Aug. 21, 2013 at her apartment she was renting from Gilmore Park Apartments, at 1517 South Lawn Blvd. in New Orleans. She asserts that Phoenix had been made aware of the problem and failed to repair the defective sheetrock. She claims she sustained severe and disabling injuries to her back, neck and head.

The defendants are accused of failure to properly maintain, inspect and repair the premises and providing unreasonably dangerous conditions.

Price is suing for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of earning capacity. Damages are requested in excess of $50,000.

Plaintiff is represented by attorney A.J. Renbennack of Metairie.

Phoenix answered the suit on Jan. 24 through its agents Levi C. Black and Anthony Glover, arguing that it has no affiliation with Gilmore Park Apartments.

Phoenix is represented by attorneys Levi C. Black and Anthony Glover of Baton Rouge.

Case is assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2013-11908.

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