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Customer alleges injuries from leaky toilet

By Maravillas Magtoto | Sep 1, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a Hardin restaurant owner, alleging negligence in failing to fix a leak that caused her to fall in a restroom. 

Rose Porter filed a lawsuit Aug. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Barefoot LLC, alleging the restaurant owner deliberately failed to properly maintain the toilet in a restroom.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 17, Porter was a customer at the defendant's restaurant in Hardin. Shortly after arrival, the suit says, Porter entered the restroom facility where she slipped on a puddled water from a toilet leak, 

Due to the fall, the lawsuit states, Porter fractured her hip and sustained medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to recognize that water was leaking from the toilet, failed to inspect the restroom and failed to remove the puddle of water from the restroom floor.

Porter seeks a trial by jury, judgment of at least $50,000, plus cost of suit. She is represented by attorneys Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices LTD in Alton, and Michael Sudekum of Mandel and Mandel in St Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L1121

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