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ARTICLE ID 194704

DEFENDANT’S Premises Liability – Trip and fall – Plaintiff trips on an uneven floor in defendant’s hospital – Allowing a dangerous and defective condition to exist on premises – Internal bleeding – Aggravation of congestive heart failure – Contusions

Philadelphia County, PA

In this premises liability action, the plaintiff maintained that the defendant hospital allowed a dangerous condition to exist on their premises in the form of an uneven floor, which caused the plaintiff to trip and fall. The defendant denied that the floor was uneven or dangerous in any way.

On August 31, ________, the male plaintiff was treating at the defendant’s hospital, specifically in the Pearlman Center for Advanced Medicine, when he tripped and fell on an uneven floor as a result of two tiles not being joined together properly. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant was negligent in failing to maintain the said the premises in a safe manner which would protect lawful patrons, failing to warn the plaintiff of said defective and dangerous condition on the premises, allowing defect to exist on the premises, and failing to provide a safe area of passage for the plaintiff and other lawful patrons. The plaintiff maintained that the incident caused him to suffer aggravation of congestive heart failure, aggravation of renal failure and gout, altered mental status, internal bleeding, contusions, hypotension, and dehydration necessitating hospital and outpatient treatment and rehabilitation. The defendant denied all liability, and argued that no defective or dangerous condition existed on the premises.The jury found no negligence on the part of the defendant.

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