Woman sues Algiers YMCA after fingers allegedly cut off by elevator

By Chelsea Partington | Aug 20, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing the YMCA of Greater New Orleans for negligence that she claims resulted in the amputation of two of her fingers in an elevator on YMCA premises.

Errin Wilson filed suit against New Hampshire Insurance Company, The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater New Orleans and the Algiers Developments Corporation Inc. in the New Orleans Parish Central District Court on July 29.

Wilson claims that on Aug. 13, 2013 she was getting into an elevator at the YMCA or Algiers Developments District in Orleans Parish when the elevator closed on her hand suddenly and without warning, cutting off two of her fingers. The plaintiff asserts that she suffered severe and disabling injuries as a result of the accident.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a reasonably safe place for visitors and residents, failing to take necessary measures to protect the safety of visitors and residents and failing to properly maintain, inspect and supervise the premises.

The plaintiff seeks an unknown amount in damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of past and future earnings, loss of future earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability to the body, loss of consortium, attorney's fees and court costs.

Wilson is represented by Edward J. Womac Jr. of the Law Offices of Edward J. Womac Jr. & Associates.

The case has been assigned to District A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2014-07441.

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