Jim Boyle Sep. 2, 2014, 6:05pm


A visitor of the Please Touch Museum has filed a personal injury suit against the museum in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas after a combination of factors led to her fall, fracturing her left shoulder.

According to the complaint, Tatyana Brodsky, of Philadelphia, was visiting the kid-friendly museum on July 23, 2012. The suit says that she was walking in the foyer when an obstruction, poor lighting and an overcrowded building caused her to trip and fall to the floor.

The impact allegedly gave Brodsky a left shoulder fracture, requiring immediate care at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, plus subsequent visits for continuing treatment that increased her medical costs to more than $1,000 in co-pays. According to the complaint, Brodksy still experiences limited movement in her arm, weak grip strength in her hand and difficulty sleeping.

Brodsky seeks damages of at least $50,000 for one count of negligence against the Please Touch Museum, saying that staff members should have been aware of the poor conditions in the foyer. The museum allegedly created the unsafe condition and failed to warn Brodsky of its hazardous condition or provide safe passage through the building.

The plaintiff is represented by Philadelphia attorney Alexander Granovsky.

The case ID number is 140700744.

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