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Woman claims she slipped in puddle at West Jefferson Medical Center

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 26, 2017

GRETNA – An Orleans Parish woman is seeking damages following a slip and fall while visiting a patient in a medical center.

Sandra Bennett filed a suit June 9 against West Jefferson Holdings LLC, doing business as West Jefferson Medical Center, and XYZ Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging negligence.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was a guest at the defendant's property June 19, 2016, when the incident occurred. The suit states that the plaintiff slipped and fell in a puddle of water that had been left on the ground from a leaking A/C unit.

The defendant is accused of negligence by failing to remedy the defective unit, failing to warn of the danger and failing to clean up the mess.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Tim L. Fields in New Orleans.

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

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 772827

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