PITTSBURGH – A woman allegedly injured in the food court of the Meadows Casino by another customer falling on top of her and knocking her unconscious has filed litigation against the casino and its management company for negligence.

Bernadette Gramm of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 15 versus Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. (doing business as “The Meadows Casino”) of Meadow Lands and Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. of Las Vegas, N.V.

“On or about Feb. 20, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m., plaintiff Bernadette Gramm was a guest at the Meadows Casino, and was in the food court on the premises. At the above-stated time and place, the plaintiff was hit on the right side by another guest who was caused to fall on top of the plaintiff, knocking her unconscious and causing her serious injury, and instigating a hip replacement surgery,” the suit says.

More specifically, Gramm says she sustained intermittent hip pain, a hip fracture and hip replacement surgery.

Gramm charges the defendants with failing to keep the premises safe for visitors, failing to offer a pedestrian walkway in the food court and failing to hire or negligently hiring/failing to properly supervise the property management company.

For two counts of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the applicable arbitration limits, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Wayne M. Chiurazzi of The Chiurazzi Law Group, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-000639

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

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