The Madison County Record Jul. 5, 2016, 6:25pm


EAST ST. LOUIS – A student has filed suit against Lindenwood University alleging he was injured because of a bed provided by the defendant.

Javid Hashimzade filed a complaint on July 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Lindenwood Female College Inc., doing business as Lindenwood University.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was a student and resident at defendant's boarding house. On or about Oct. 1, 2014, while he was sleeping on the top bunk of a bunk bed provided by defendant, he fell out onto the floor, causing him to suffer extensive injuries to his left wrist, eye, nose, and face. As a result, he alleges he has incurred medical expenses and has suffered extreme pain and suffering, disability and continues medical treatment.

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to provide guard rails for the top bunk bed, failed to inform him that guard rails could be obtained and prohibited the separation of the bunk bed so that neither student was required to sleep on the top bunk.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount of more than $75,000, costs incurred and such other relief as the court deems equitable and just. He is represented by Marc W. Parker of Parker Law PC in Maryville.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00742

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