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Dancer claims slippery carpet at Marrero Catholic church caused fall, torn rotator cuff

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 19, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish woman alleges she fell at a dance practice at a church and injured her shoulder.

Gayle M. Bartholomew filed a suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans, St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Marrero, Louisiana; and ABC insurance company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on June 24.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was attending a dance practice at the location of 455 Ames Blvd. in Marrero on June 25, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that the plaintiff was caused to fall on the ground due to a carpet that had a slippery surface. The plaintiff alleges the fall injured her spine, damaged tendons in her hand and tore the rotator cuff in her right shoulder.

The defendants are accused of negligence through failing to correct the dangerous condition, failing to exercise reasonable care and failing to properly construct and maintain the building.

The plaintiff is seeking damages of more than $50,000. The plaintiff is represented by Walter J. Leger III and Matthew S. Landry of Leger & Shaw in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-6373

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