Woman says Hahnemann Hospital at fault for ceiling tile that fell and struck her

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman is suing one of the city’s major hospitals, for alleged injuries she suffered in an accident on the hospital’s premises.

Shana Pilgrim of Philadelphia filed suit on Jan. 26 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, versus Hahnemann University Hospital, also in Philadelphia.

“On or about Aug. 4, 2015, plaintiff Shana Pilgrim, a business invitee, was lawfully on said property of the defendant. On the aforesaid date and place while plaintiff was on the defendant’s premises, a tile fell from the ceiling and struck her on the neck and shoulder, causing plaintiff to sustain injuries which are more particularly set forth hereinafter,” the suit says.

Pilgrim avers the defendant’s failure to inspect, repair or correct the aforementioned hazardous condition caused the accident, and her to suffer disc protrusion at each level from her C2-C3 and C5-C6 vertebrae, plus strain and sprain to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic vertebrae and right trapezius.

The plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs of suit.

The plaintiff is represented by Frederick L. Horn of The Law Offices of Frederick Horn, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170103736

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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