Crozer-Chester Medical Center faces slip-and-fall suit by Delaware plaintiff

By Jon Campisi | May 20, 2013

A Delaware woman is suing a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital over an alleged slip-

and-fall incident in which she injured her ankle on the medical institution’s premises.

Shakeera Anderson, of Claymont, DE, claims in her recently filed civil action that she tore the ATL in her right ankle after slipping on a puddle of cleaning liquid that had accumulated on the floor of Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa.

Both the Delaware County-based hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System are named as defendants in the complaint, which was filed at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on May 15 by attorneys Louis T. Silverman and Michael Lalli, of the firm Silverman Trotman & Schneider.

The incident that allegedly gave rise to the plaintiff’s injuries occurred on July 9 of this year.

Anderson claims that while an invitee of the hospital, she slipped and fell due to an accumulation of cleaning/mopping/buffing/polishing liquid and/or other fluid that was coating the floor at the time.

Both defendants are accused of various acts of negligence, including failing to maintain a safe property, failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition, failing to correct the dangerous condition and failing to properly train and instruct employees with regard to maintaining a safe floor on the hospital’s property.

Anderson claims she suffered significant pain, anguish, inconvenience and a loss of life’s pleasures due to the incident.

She also alleges that she experienced earnings losses due to her injuries.

Anderson seeks $50,000 in compensatory damages from the defendants, in addition to delay damages, interest and attorney’s fees.

The federal case number is 2:13-cv-02660-CMR. 

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