Molly English-Bowers Dec. 7, 2015, 12:12pm


A Missouri woman is suing the Edwardsville school district, alleging a loose light fixture fell from the ceiling and hit her.

Heriscene Thompson filed the suit on Nov. 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 7, 2014, Thompson was at Edwardsville High School inside the auditorium. The suit says a loose light fixture on the ceiling fell and struck the plaintiff, resulting in injuries to her head, neck and shoulders. 

She has needed and will continue to need medical treatment, and her ability to work has been impaired, the lawsuit states.

Thompson seeks at least $50,000, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorneys William K. Holland and Rachel A. Lawrence of Goldblatt & Singer of Clayton, Mo.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1527.

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