Property management companies facing lawsuit after plaintiff allegedly struck with loose kitchen cabinet

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff struck and injured by a loose kitchen cabinet has initiated litigation against the property management entities responsible for maintaining the residence.

Felecia Evans Anderson of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 16 versus Prime Property Management, WPB Construction, Melrose Inc. and Neighborhood Restoration, also of Philadelphia, and WPP LP of Upper Darby.

The lawsuit states the defendants were responsible for a property located on the 5600 block of Pemberton Street in Philadelphia, when the plaintiff found herself there on July 16, 2016.

“The plaintiff was inside the premises…when suddenly and without warning, a cabinet in the kitchen, which was improperly installed, became loose from the wall and struck the plaintiff, causing her to sustain serious and permanent injuries,” the suit states.

According to the suit, the defendants failed to ensure the premises were safe and that the cabinet was installed properly, among several other violations sounding in negligence. These violations caused the plaintiff to suffer serious and permanent personal injuries, the suit says.

For five counts of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages, individually, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000, interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Jason E. Fine of J. Fine Law Group, in Philadelphia.

The defendants are represented by Andrew R. Benedict and Nicholas Goldwyn of Bardsley Benedict & Cholden, plus George R. Zacharkow and Gerald J. Valentini of Deasey Mahoney & Valentini, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180701603

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