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DEFENDANT’S Premises Liability – Hazardous Premises – Plaintiff knocked down by employee of defendant as plaintiff was entering a door and employee was exiting the same door – Failure to provide a safe premises – Injuries to right knee and arm.

Philadelphia County, PA

In this premises liability action, the plaintiff maintained that he was injured when he was knocked to ground by the actions of one of the defendant’s employees while the plaintiff was on the defendants premises in order to have blood work done. The defendant denied all allegations of negligence.

On November 16, ________, the male plaintiff was an invitee of the defendant hospital. He was there to get blood work done. The plaintiff was sitting in the lab waiting area and his name was called to go back and get his blood drawn. As he neared the door to the lab, an employee of the defendant exited the door and knocked the plaintiff over. The plaintiff fell to the ground and was injured. The employee of the defendant did not stop to render assistance.

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant hospital failed to properly train their employees, failed to provide for a safe and proper passageway for the plaintiff to enter the area of his blood testing, failed to have a proper policy in place for how to open a door to a waiting room and failed to take proper safety precautions. The plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to his right knee and right arm. The defendant denied all allegations of negligence and maintained that the incident did not occur as alleged by the plaintiff. The defendant also denied that the plaintiff sustained any injury.The jury found no negligence on the part of the defendant.

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