Suit seeks damages for injuries, loss of consortium after plywood falls on woman

Kelly Holleran Mar. 27, 2012, 3:00am


A woman claims she sustained a fracture to her left hip after multiple sheets of plywood fell on her leg.

Jolyn and Russell Czeschin filed a lawsuit March 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against Raymond Biesk.

In their complaint, the Czeschins allege Jolyn Czeschin was working on a project at Biesk's house when she went to inspect plywood leaning up against a work bench. Suddenly, the plywood fell toward Jolyn Czeschin, striking her left leg and fracturing her left hip, according to the complaint.

Because of her fractured hip, Jolyn Czeschin had to endure two surgeries in which a blade plate and screw were inserted into her body and suffered great pain and mental anguish, the suit states. She also suffered disability, lost her normal life, incurred medical costs and lost wages, the complaint says.

Russell Czeschin, who was married to Jolyn Czeschin at the time of the collision, claims he lost his wife's consortium and income and incurred medical costs in caring for her.

The Czeschins blame Biesk for causing Jolyn Czeschin's injuries, saying he negligently leaned plywood on a work bench instead of laying it on the ground so it could not fall, failed to secure the plywood, failed to warn that the plywood was not secure and failed to stack the plywood in a safe manner.

In their complaint, the Czeschins seek a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-319.

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