Pops customer claims internal derangement after poster falls on her

Kelly Holleran Oct. 5, 2011, 9:22am

A St. Clair County woman claims she sustained injuries to her head, neck, shoulders and back after a poster at a nightclub detached from a wall and fell on her.

Christy Koester filed a lawsuit Sept. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Mega Leasing Corporation Inc. doing business as Pops Annex.

In her complaint, Koester alleges she patronized Pops Annex on Dec. 13, 2009, when a poster hanging near a suitcase toppled from the wall and fell on her.

Because of the incident, Koester suffered great pain and anguish, suffered internal derangement of the parts of her body and incurred medical costs, according to the compliant. She also has been prevented from attending to her usual duties, the suit states.

Koester blames Mega Leasing for causing the incident, saying it negligently affixed a poster to a wall with insufficient hardware, affixed a poster when it knew vibrations would cause it to fall from the wall and failed to periodically examine wall hangings to make sure they were properly affixed, among other negligent acts.

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

Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-547.

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