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Man sues hospital after falling while visiting relative

It may be easy for many in New Haven to classify those who file lawsuits following slip-and-fall accidents as being vindictive and "sue crazy" and labeling such action as just another example supporting the perception of a litigious society. Perhaps the biggest falacy in this assumption may be the notion that plaintiffs in such cases are simply looking for a quick cash grab. In many instances, the compensation sought is needed to cover their accident expenses. Given that in such cases, they were invited on to the properties in question under the assumption that the conditions were safe, it might be easier to understand why some choose to pursue action.

That is exactly what a Texas man is doing after suffering a fall in a hospital. He is seeking compensation after having suffered what is described as injuries, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life, along with having lost wages and accruing medical expenses due to the hospital's negligence. His claim is that the facility failed to maintain safe conditions by allowing a liquid substance to remain on the floor (and failing to warn others like himself of it presence). He stepped and slipped on the substance while visiting a relative in 2014.

Of all of the places one might expect to not encounter fall hazards, a hospital might be at the top of the list. The presence of one in such a facility may easily be viewed as negligence on the part of its staff. Should others suffer due to the negligence, they may certainly feel justified in pursuing action because of it. Those looking to initiate such action may wish to secure the services of an experienced attorney when doing so.

Source: Southeast Texas Record "Continued: $1M slip and fall suit against Baptist Hospitals" Yates, David, Aug. 14, 2017 

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