Janitorial service sued for woman’s slip and fall in bathroom

By Brandon Caples | Jun 15, 2015

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge woman is suing a local janitorial service after slipping and falling in a restroom.

Ashley Verner filed suit against Jani King of Baton Rouge Janitorial Service in the 19th Judicial District Court on April 7.

On May 8, 2014, Verner states that she was working at Sage Rehab and she went to use the restroom where there were not any signs posted to indicate that there was a Jani King employee cleaning the restroom. The plaintiff claims that upon exiting the restroom she slipped on a liquid substance that was left on the floor by a Jani King employee. The plaintiff claims that she was severely injured and underwent knee surgery on Oct. 21, 2014.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout for leaking residue, failing to clean up liquid right away, failing to warn people of a wet floor, failing to properly inspect the floor, failing to have liquid merchandise under control to keep it from leaking on the floor and failing to properly train employees.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, loss of wages, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment, neck and back pain, meniscus tear of the right knee and pain and suffering.

Attorney Randal L. Gaines of Laplace, La., represents the plaintiffs.

This case has been assigned to Division A Judge Todd Hernandez.

Case no. 638,376.

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