A consultant working for the city of East St. Louis claims he re-injured his right knee when he slipped and fell in a wet hallway at City Hall.
Michael P. Weber, a consultant for the St. Louis-based architectural firm, Peckham Guyton Alberts and Viets, Inc., claims the incident took place on June 21, 2011.
In a suit filed June 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Weber states that he had previously underwent a partial knee replacement, and that as a result of his slip on the wet City Hall floor, he tore open the then partially healed surgical wound and mangled his knee.
He states that he had to face more surgery, including a total knee replacement and that he sustained permanent disability and disfigurement resulting from the injuries.
His wife, Deborah S. Weber, is a co-plaintiff, seeking damages for loss of consortium.
The Webers are represented by Michael McGlynn of Belleville.
They seek in excess of $100,000 in damages.
St. Clair County case number 12-L-308