A Maryland woman is suing Philadelphia International Airport over
injuries she allegedly sustained after slipping and falling on a wet bathroom floor two summers ago.
Lindsay Farrell, who resides in Abingdon, MD, claims that she became injured on Aug. 15, 2011, after falling on the floor of the ladies room in Terminal B of the airport.
The plaintiff blames the incident on water that had become pooled on the restroom floor.
As a result of her fall, Farrell sustained a host of internal and external injuries to her head, body and limbs, although specifics with regard to the alleged injuries are not laid out in the complaint.
The suit is also mum on the supposed “permanent loss of a bodily function” that the civil action says the plaintiff has experienced as a result of the incident.
The airport is accused of negligence for failing to properly maintain and inspect the women’s room, failing to give proper and sufficient warnings and notice to the plaintiff and others about the dangerous condition that existed on the premises, and disregarding the rights and safety of airport visitors.
Other acts of negligence are also alleged, including failing to give proper instruction to the maintenance crew on the proper placement of “caution” and “slippery when wet” signs when water accumulates on restroom floors.
Additional defendants named in the litigation are the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
Farrell claims that she has been caused to spend various sums of money on medical attention to cure her of her injuries.
She alleges that as a result of the fall, she has suffered, and will continue to suffer, from agonizing aches, pains and mental anguish.
In addition to her medical expenses, she claims she suffered economic damages in the form of lost earnings.
Farrell seeks more than $50,000 in compensatory damages, in addition to interest and costs.
She is being represented by attorney Warren I. Siegel of the firm Bernhardt, Rothermel & Siegel P.C.
The suit was filed Aug. 6 at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court.
The case ID number is 130800203.