Philly's Please Touch Museum hit with personal injury claim

Jon Campisi May 23, 2012, 8:34am

A New Jersey woman is suing Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum over injuries her young son allegedly sustained when he fell face-first while visiting an exhibit at the venue two summers ago.

Attorney Lee D. Rosenfeld, of the firm Messa and Associates, filed the personal injury claim May 11 at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Laurel Springs, N.J. resident Yolanda Adams, who is suing on behalf of her minor son, Ian Diaz.

The defendants named in the civil action are the Please Touch Museum and various company subsidiaries.

The complaint alleges that Diaz sustained facial injuries after he fell inside the museum on June 9, 2010.

The young boy was caused to trip and fall due to an object on the floor surface, although the lawsuit doesn’t specify what exactly was in the young boy’s path at the time of the incident.

The fall left Diaz with a cut above his eye that required medical attention, the suit claims.

The incident caused Adams to have to spend various sums of money to treat her son, who suffered scarring as a result of the injuries and disfigurement that will require plastic surgery, the complaint alleges.

The personal injury action accuses the defendants of negligence for failing to properly inspect and maintain the premises, failing to remedy the dangerous condition, having knowledge of the dangerous floor obstruction but doing nothing to correct the problem, and failing to warn visitors about the hazardous condition.

Adams demands judgment against the various defendants in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus interest and court costs.

A jury trial has been demanded.


The case ID number is 120500880. 

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