Casino Queen plumbing problem leads to patron's slip and fall

Andrea Dearden Dec. 16, 2011, 7:42am

A St. Clair County casino is accused of negligence by a woman who says she slipped on a wet restroom floor.

LV Shamburger filed the lawsuit against Casino Queen Inc. on Dec. 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Shamburger says the fall happened in one of the casino's restrooms in July. She says a plumbing problem had caused water to collect on the floor in one of the bathroom stalls. Shamburger says she didn't see the water and slipped.

Shamburger says she fell to the restroom floor, causing serious injuries that required extensive medical care, including surgery and hospitalization. She says the casino has a responsibility to keep the restrooms in working order to avoid creating a dangerous situation for patrons. Shamburger accuses Casino Queen of negligence for allegedly failing to correct the plumbing problem, allowing water to collect on the floor and failing to warn customers of the wet tile.

Shamburger is asking for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills and court costs. Attorneys Thomas E. Schwartz and Justin D. Guerra of St. Louis are representing her. They ask for a jury trial.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No.11-L-671

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