Casino Queen sued over customer's bathroom slip

Kelly Holleran Aug. 9, 2010, 10:30am

A woman claims she sustained injuries to her legs, knees and back after falling on a clear substance in a bathroom at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis.

Alice Dawson filed a lawsuit July 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, claiming she walked in the bathroom by the VIP room when she slipped on a clear substance that had accumulated on the floor on May 19.

In addition to her injuries, Dawson became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; incurred medical costs; and suffered disability; experienced pain and suffering, according to the complaint.

She blames the casino for causing her injuries, saying it negligently failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition, failed to have a safe procedure for cleaning spilled substances and failed to provide a safe place for Dawson to walk. In addition, it allowed to premises to remain in an unsafe condition, failed to inspect the premises, failed to warn her of a dangerous condition and failed to place warning signs near the spill, the suit states.

In her complaint, Dawson seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Thomas C. Rich and Kristina D. Cooksey of Fairview Heights will be
representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-355.

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