Widow of man who became injured in slip-and-fall months before death sues City of Phila.

By Jon Campisi | Feb 10, 2012

The widow of a man who died months after becoming injured in a non-related slip-and-fall incident at Philadelphia International Airport has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased man’s estate, claiming she has been left with outstanding medical bills to take care of.

Philadelphia attorney Phyllis D. Haskin of the firm Larry Pitt & Associates filed the personal injury claim Feb. 8 at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court on behalf of Collingdale, Pa. resident Marcia McLeod Fraser.

The plaintiff is suing in her capacity as administratrix of the estate of Sedrick Fraser, who died on June 18, 2011 while in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sedrick Fraser died without a will.

The defendants named in the lawsuit are the City of Philadelphia, Southwest Air and Broomall, Pa.-based Premier Concrete Inc.

According to the complaint, Sedrick Fraser became injured during a slip-and-fall incident back on Feb. 8, 2010 while working for a fueling company at the airport. At the time, Sedrick Fraser was going to obtain a fueling ticket at the fueling ticket chute for defendant Southwest Air when he fell as a result of snow being piled up at this location within the airport.

The fall caused Sedrick Fraser to sustain various physical injuries, all of which required him to undergo medical treatment.

The suit claims that Sedrick Fraser suffered “excruciating and agonizing aches, pains, mental anguish, humiliation, disfigurement and limitation and restriction of his usual activities” following the incident.

The complaint accuses the various defendants of negligence for allowing a dangerous condition to exist on the premises.

For each of the four counts listed in the complaint, the plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

The case ID number is 120200558.

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