Elderly couple blames World War II museum for injury

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An elderly couple claims that a museum was responsible for the husband's injury.

Claude Foret and Grace Foret filed a lawsuit June 26 against The Hanover American Insurance Co. and The National World War II Museum Inc. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 20, 2016, the plaintiffs were at the defendant's property at 1024 Magazine St., New Orleans when the incident occurred. The suit states that Claude Foret, who is elderly, was riding a motorized scooter when he was backing out of an elevator in a parking garage, and he hit a curb and fell. The scooter then fell on him, which caused injury to his hip, the complaint states.

The defendant is accused of negligence by failing to warn of the danger, failing to foresee the potential for injury and overall negligence of management.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney John B. Perry in Slidell.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-6155

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