Casino Queen visitor seeks $50k for improper carpet installation

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 31, 2008, 1:24pm

A Missouri woman who was injured at the old Casino Queen filed a personal injury suit against the casino in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 27, alleging the casino negligently maintained its premises.

Joan Declue claims she tripped and fell over an improperly installed carpet and metal threshold while walking up a flight of stairs at the old Casino Queen on April 1, 2006.

On Aug. 2, 2007, the Casino Queen opened a new $92 million building on a man-made moat.

Declue claims the casino was negligent by failing to use ordinary care to warn of or remove the improperly installed carpet and metal threshold on stairs, negligently installed carpet and allowed placement of improperly installed carpet in an area provided for ingress and egress.

"All actions of plaintiff leading up to her injury were prudent and easily anticipated by the defendant," the complaint states.

Declue claims she suffered laceration injuries to her head, skull, neck, body and limbs, a sprain and strain to her neck, back, hip, trunk, shoulders and knees, shock to her central and peripheral nervous systems, all of which are permanent and progressive.

She claims her various injuries caused pain, nervousness and anxiety and medical expenses.

Represented by Gerald Dunne of Clayton, Declue is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

08 L 153 (20th Circuit)

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