Costco hit with slip-and-fall suit

By Jon Campisi | Jun 30, 2011

A Villanova, Pa. couple is suing the chain Costco for injuries the wife suffered after falling at one of the company’s stores.

Philadelphia lawyer Joseph Chaiken, of Joseph Chaiken & Associates, P.C., filed the slip-and-fall complaint June 28 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Dora Yankelevich and her husband, Raul Yankelevich.

The defendants are Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc.  and Costco Wholesale Corp.

According to the lawsuit, Dora Yankelevich was shopping at the Costco store at 201 Allendale Road in King of Prussia, Pa. on Oct. 3, 2009, when she was caused to trip and fall due to a “defective and dangerous condition of the premises.”

The lawsuit does not state the specifics of the alleged defective and dangerous condition.

As a result of her fall, the plaintiff sustained injuries to the nerves of her arm and wrist, as well as nervous shock and pain and suffering, the complaint states.

Because of the accident, Dora has been prevented from carrying out her daily duties, activities and occupation.

The husband, Paul Yankelevich, has a loss of consortium count in the lawsuit alleging he has been deprived the companionship of his wife due to the incident.

Both plaintiffs demand judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000. A jury trial has been requested.

The case number is 110602614.

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