Kelly Holleran Mar. 13, 2013, 8:37am

A man who was allegedly thrown from his wheelchair has filed suit against the company that he claims made adjustments to his wheelchair, causing his foot pedal to unexpectedly drop.

Christopher L. Morrison claims he had purchased a Quickie Q7 wheelchair from United Seating and Mobility in May of 2011.

At some point prior to July 20, 2011, a technician from United Seating and Mobility adjusted the foot rest plate on Morrison’s wheelchair because his knees were uneven, according to the complaint filed March 4 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Because of the adjustments, while Morrison was wheeling his chair down a ramp on July 20, 2011, the foot rest plate suddenly fell and stuck into the ramp, throwing Morrison from the chair, the suit states.

Due to the incident, Morrison sustained serious injuries that required surgical intervention, experienced pain and suffering and incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Morrison blames United Seating and Mobility for causing his injuries, saying the company’s employee failed to properly assemble the wheelchair, failed to service the wheelchair, failed to ensure that Morrison’s wheelchair was in proper working order and failed to inspect the wheelchair for malfunctions.

In his complaint, Morrison is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

He will be represented by Keith Short of the Law Offices of Keith Short in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-354.

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