Tenant seeks damage from Housing Authority

Ann Knef Oct. 4, 2006, 8:51am

A tenant in an East St. Louis Housing Authority rental property claims head, neck and back injuries after a window fell from its "intended position" and struck her on the head.

Jane Gibson is suing the Housing Authority for damages in excess of $100,000.

According to a suit filed Sept. 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Gibson claims the windows were defective, in a condition that was not reasonably safe and in need of repair. The incident took place March 1.

Represented by Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville, Gibson claims she suffered great pain and anguish, was required to seek medical care, incurred medical expenses and had to take various medications.

"She has suffered internal derangement of the injured members of her body," the complaint states.

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