Janitorial service company and others names in slip and fall lawsuit

By Louisiana Record reports | Apr 24, 2014

GRETNA – A woman is suing a janitorial service and its insurers after allegedly being injured in a slip and fall at a local hospital.

Daphne Leco filed suit against Sodexho Inc., National Union Fire Insurance Company, Empire Janitorial Sales and Service, Empire Services and Chubb Custom Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 31.

Leco alleges she was entering West Jefferson Medical Center at 1101 Medical Center Blvd. in Marrero when she stepped on a clear liquid substance that had accumulated on the floor. The plaintiff asserts she was injured in the fall.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly warn of the danger, failing to timely inspect and clean up liquids, failing to warn patients of the dangerous and defective condition, failing to safely maintain the floor area and creating and maintaining a defective condition.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, permanent damage, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and economic damages.

Leco is represented by attorney Pierre F. Gaudin of Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

Case no. 736-990.

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