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Woman blames stroke, other injuries on fall at Pittsburgh high school

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 15, 2019

Taylor Allerdice High

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh woman is suing a school system alleging that she was injured when she was caused to slip and fall on ice.

Diane Williams filed a complaint July 3 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Pittsburgh Public Schools, also known Pittsburgh Board of Education, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 3, 2018, the plaintiff was at the defendant's property at Taylor Allderdice High School and fell because of ice on the stairway of the auditorium. The suit states the last precipitation in the area occurred the day before.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to maintain the property and stairway and failed to correct the dangerous condition. She alleges the defendant's negligence caused an ankle fracture, blood clot, stroke and other injuries.

The plaintiff is seeking actual damages, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Patrick Booth and Eric Chaffin of Chaffin Luhuana LLP in Pittsburgh.

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