Fall from McDonald's chair leads to suit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 3, 2012, 2:00am


A woman claims she sustained severe back and head injuries after she fell from a chair in McDonald's.

Jody Chester filed a lawsuit March 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Marymac.

In her complaint, Chester alleges she fell from a chair while eating at the McDonald's at 102 Niagra in East Alton.

"Defendant used screws and heads for the chairs, which were smaller than the holes in the chair, which did not support Plaintiff's chair in question," the complaint says.

In addition to her injuries, Chester suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, incurred medical costs and has been unable to perform her normal activities because of the incident, according to the complaint. She also endured disability and lost her normal life, the suit states.

Chester blames Marymac, the company in charge of maintenance for McDonald's, for causing her injuries, saying it negligently failed to maintain chairs provided for its customers, failed to inspect chairs and failed to warn of the defect in its chairs.

In her two-count complaint, Chester seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

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

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-341.

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