ESL church sued after woman falls on steps

Andrea Dearden Sep. 29, 2011, 4:40am

An East St. Louis church is being sued by a woman who says she slipped and fell on a broken step while there to attend services.

Marcella McCorn filed a lawsuit Sept. 13 in St.Clair County Circuit Court against New Jerusalem Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

According to the petition, McCorn was attending the New Jerusalem Church in July 2010 when she slipped on a broken step and hurt her back, neck and leg. She accuses the church of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court fees.

Attorney Shaun M. Falvey, of St. Louis, Mo., is representing McCorn.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-514

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