Molly English-Bowers Dec. 16, 2015, 1:09pm


A Missouri woman is suing a Belleville psychiatric center, alleging negligence after she says she was injured when a chair she was sitting in collapsed.

Kelly Reno filed a lawsuit on Nov. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Psychiatric Services of Southern Illinois in Belleville.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 13, 2014, Reno sat on a chair in the foyer of the defendant's office but the chair was unstable and unable to hold the weight of the plaintiff. As a result, the chair collapsed. 

The plaintiff alleges her neck, head and back were injured. She alleges she suffered pain and expects to continue to suffer further pain. In addition, her medical expenses and lost wages have totaled nearly $2,000 each, the suit says.

Reno seeks less than $50,000, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Mark R. Bahn of McAvoy & Bahn in Fenton, Mo.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-682.

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