Lafayette Hill assisted living center's walk-off mat led to plaintiff's accident, suit says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff from the Main Line suburbs is suing a Lafayette Hill-based assisted living facility for negligence, after she claims to have been seriously injured when falling during her exit from the building.

On March 27, Mary Hodgkinson of Ardmore filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas versus Spring Mill Presbyterian Village, Philadelphia Presbyterian Homes, PresbyHousing, Presby Homes Development Corp., Presby’s Inspired Life Apartments, LLC, Presby’s Affordable Housing Services Company, PresbyServices, Presby’s Affordable Housing Management Company, Presby’s Inspired Life, all of Lafayette Hill.

According to the lawsuit, Hodgkinson was exiting the Spring Mill Presbyterian Village facility in Lafayette Hill through the main entrance/exit, when she was caused to trip and fall as a result of a defective, dangerous and improperly-placed walk-off mat situated at or about the area of the entrance/exit.

The suit states the defendants failed to give warning of the aforementioned dangerous condition, failed to repair or maintain the subject walk-off mat and failed to properly attach, adhere or ensure the adherence of the placement of the subject walk-off mat, among other charges.

As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered various physical injuries, including but not limited to contusions of the face, abrasions of the face, contusions and abrasion of the left hand, displaced fracture of the head of the left radius, traumatic injury to the left elbow, traumatic injury to the fingers of the left hand and injuries to the nerves and nervous system.

For a count of negligence against all defendant, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000 and in excess of the compulsory arbitration limit of the Court.

The plaintiff is represented by Gerald B. Baldino Jr. of Sacchetta & Baldino, in Media.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180303219

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