St. Clare’s Hospital Accident Leads to Slip and Fall Lawsuit

A woman visiting an Alton, Illinois hospital is suing the facility for failing to prevent slips and falls on their premises.

The plaintiff was visiting her husband at St. Clare’s Hospital on the day of the accident. She was caring for her husband, who was in outpatient care, when she slipped and fell on a dangerous condition. According to the Madison County Record, the accident broke a knee cap, a wrist and a rib.

The primary claims made in the case are that the owners failed to keep the hospital safe for patients and visitors, which has cost the plaintiff thousands of dollars in medical bills and undue stress. Her lawsuit was the last to be filed in Madison County for the year 2010.

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, preventing slips and falls by reducing hospital hallway clutter and drying wet surfaces is important for maintaining a safe environment. At the very least, wet floor areas should be marked with signs. Spills can also lead to mold and bacteria growth, which contribute to hospital-associated infections.

At Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, handling slip and fall cases is an everyday proposition. We understand the tremendous financial burden that accidents such as these have and are committed to earning the best possible recovery for our clients.

As noted on the law firm’s Results page, another Madison County, Illinois fall case resulted in a $125,000 settlement.

With decades of combined personal injury experience and a free consultation for any client, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact us today. We’re ready to help.