PHILADELPHIA – A couple injured by falling drywall and building material at a Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia a-year-and-a-half ago have initiated legal action against the hotel, its general manager and director of engineering.
Marlene Aldorasi (individually and on behalf of her husband, Philip Aldorasi) of Broomall filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 9 versus Crossroads Hospitality and Management Company of Arlington, Va., plus Marsha Ray and George McFeeters, both of Philadelphia.
Per the lawsuit, Crossroads operated and controlled the premises of Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, on North 17th Street in the Center City section of Philadelphia, while Ray was its general manager and McFeeters its director of engineering.
On April 3, 2016, the plaintiffs exited the parking garage and proceeded through the premises to exit through the doorways onto 17th Street. At that time, drywall, plasterboard material and/or a portion of the building immediately above the doorway dislodged from a wall or the ceiling and struck the plaintiffs, causing what they allege were unspecified, permanent injuries, the suit says.
According to the plaintiffs, the defendants failed to maintain their premises in a safe manner, failed to warn of the hazard and failed to hire third-party contractors to remedy said dangerous conditions.
For counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs.
The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph T. Piscitello of Piscitello Law, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171000928
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