University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's dangerous condition injured plaintiff, suit says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A man injured on the premises of the University of Pittsburgh’s hospital is looking to recoup money for medical costs he incurred due to being injured on the hospital’s property earlier this year.

Richard Hartung of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 14 versus University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Passavant Hospital and UPMC, both also of Pittsburgh.

On July 25, the plaintiff was a business invitee on the defendants’ premises of 9100 Babcock Boulevard in Pittsburgh, when he was caused to fall due to slanted, unmarked and uneven pavement, which was located at or near the parking lot of the premises, creating a dangerous condition and causing serious and permanent personal injuries, the suit says.

As a result of the accident, Hartung allegedly suffered back injuries including disc protrusions, a closed-head injury, scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising, along with scarring and disfigurement. The plaintiff claims the defendant failed to exercise proper care over the premises, failed to inspect, monitor, repair or warn of the defective and dangerous condition of the pavement, among numerous other charges.

For a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus all costs and other relief the Court deems just.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-017072

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