Lawsuit: Visit to Outback Steakhouse results in left knee fracture for plaintiff

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Scottdale plaintiff who allegedly suffered a broken left knee when visiting an Outback Steakhouse has sued the popular restaurant chain for damages resulting from that injury.

Connie Sheraw of Scottdale filed suit on Feb. 20 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, versus Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (doing business as Outback Steakhouse) of Monroeville.

“On or about Feb. 9, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., while on defendants’ premises, plaintiff was caused to slip and fall on a greasy substance and/or food material which was located near the kitchen, causing serious and permanent personal injuries,” the suit states.

“As a direct and consequential result of the negligent and/or careless conduct of the defendants, described above, the plaintiff suffered various serious personal injuries in the following particulars: Left knee injuries including fracture; scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising. As a result of these injuries, all or some of which may be permanent in nature, and all of which are to plaintiff’s great financial detriment and loss; plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer great anguish, pain, sickness, agony and embarrassment,” the suit adds.

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

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

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-18-001655

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