Chinese market slapped with premises liability lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | May 19, 2011

A Philadelphia man is suing a Chinese eatery and market for injuries he sustained after slipping on a wet floor at the business.

Jenkintown, Pa. attorney Kenneth S. Saffren, of the firm Saffren & Weinberg, filed the slip-and-fall suit May 17 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of city resident Shawn Felder.

The defendants named in the lawsuit are Hong Fa, LLC and Oregon Market, Inc.

According to the complaint, Felder was walking along the aisles of the market, located at 320 W. Oregon Avenue, on July 29, 2009, when he slipped and fell on a wet and slippery floor.

The lawsuit accuses the two business entities of allowing a hazardous condition to remain on the premises, creating an unsafe scenario for business invitees. The suit accuses the defendants of negligence and carelessness.

As a result of the slip-and-fall, Felder suffered an ankle fracture, an ankle sprain and strain, lumbosacral sprain and strain, a severe shock to the nervous system, internal injuries of an unknown nature and other unspecified physical injuries and mental anguish, the suit states.

The complaint alleges that as a result of his injuries, the plaintiff has had to expend various sums of money on medical care, and has been prevented from carrying out his daily duties and activities.

Felder is seeking a judgment jointly and severally in an amount not in excess of $50,000 plus delay damages and related court costs.

The non-jury matter has been scheduled for an arbitration hearing Jan. 19, 2012.

The case number is 110501892.

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