At some point or another, you have visited a hospital either for a loved one or yourself. You assume that it will be a safe environment and you do not have to worry about any life-altering accidents. It is a hospital after all. That was not the case in a Los Angeles hospital recently when a woman went to visit her friend and left with lifelong injuries. The woman was hit by a door which made her fall and break a hip. A Los Angeles premises liability attorney was contacted immediately to file a suit for negligence and liability for the hospital as well as product liability for the company that makes the doors.
The victim, Stephanie Tanous, had a catering business prior to the incident and she is no longer able to operate the business because of her physical ailments. As soon as the door hit her, she was flung onto the concrete and began screaming, crying, and was left immobile. The hospital attended to her by giving her morphine and placing her on a Garney. They also performed a surgery which placed a metal rod in her leg. The rod is something she will have to live with for the rest of her life which constricts her movements.
Since the accident, she has lost her business and cannot return to her apartment. Her apartment has steps that she can no longer climb due to her injuries. There are several other daily activities that she can no longer accomplish like driving, cooking, cleaning, and laundry. She can also no longer dance to exercise as she used to. Walking is an action that has become difficult for her and doctors have said she may never walk normally in her life. These are extreme changes for anyone to deal with. She has lost everything at the fault of the hospital and door manufacturer. No one can ever imagine going to visit a friend and leaving with your life changed forever.
The moment you enter the property of another business or person, they are liable to maintain your safety. If an accident were to occur, they are responsible for any medical expenses including, in this case, future losses and disability. Unluckily in this situation, the victim is left disabled and will need assistance for even the most minor of things. A premises liability lawyer in Los Angeles will seek damages for every lifestyle change she will have to make. She may even need continued therapy to be able to walk again. Suing a hospital can be a scary thing but with the right attorney by your side, you will not have to worry. They will fight for you and obtain any compensation due for your damages. Every case is different and no guarantees can be made before an initial consultation. Contact us if you have been injured on someone else’s property.