Alton Memorial sued over elderly woman's slip on ice melt

By Andrea Dearden | May 21, 2013

A Madison County woman is suing the Alton Hospital where she says she slipped and fell on a wet lobby floor.

Marilyn K. Pruitt filed a complaint against Alton Memorial Hospital on May 8 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Pruitt says she visited Alton Memorial Hospital in February 2013. According to the complaint, the woman, who was 70-years-old at the time, slipped and fell on "ice melt, salt and/or liquid which had accumulated on the floor."

Pruitt accuses Alton Memorial Hospital of negligence and premise liability for allegedly failing to keep the lobby area free from hazards and failing to warn visitors of the wet conditions.

The woman says she seriously injured her knee, femur and hip in the fall. She is asking the defendant to pay more than $50,000 in damages for pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses and loss of earnings.

Attorneys Bradley M. Lakin and Paul W. Johnson of St. Louis represent Pruitt.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-719

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