In most cases, hospitals are faced with Texas medical malpractice lawsuits – ranging from medication errors, to surgical mistakes, to misdiagnoses issues. However, earlier this August, the Medical Center of Southeast Texas was sued for a slip-and-fall accident filed by one of the hospital’s patient’s visitors.
According to the Southeast Texas Record, Texas resident Kevin Roach filed a Texas premises liability lawsuit against the Port Author hospital after he was seriously injured in a fall accident when visiting his father at the medical facility on August 2, 2010. According to the slip-and-fall lawsuit, which was filed in Jefferson County District Court on August 1, 2012, Roach was walking in the hospital when he slipped and fell in a puddle of water on the medical center’s floor.
The lawsuit states that the water should have been discovered and mopped up by hospital employees, and that the obvious danger presented a risk to those visiting the hospital as well as patients. The hospital, the slip-and-fall suit says, was negligent and therefore responsible for Roach’s personal injuries.
Roach, who hired a Houston personal injury attorney, is seeking an unspecified amount for medical costs, future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering, impairment, lost wages, and court costs. The man’s injuries were not specified. The slip-and-fall case will be heard by Judge Donald Floyd.
Property owners, including hospitals and medical centers, have a responsibility to keep their grounds reasonably safe for visitors and should be held accountable for preventable injuries that take place on their premises. The Texas slip and fall attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm wish a quick and full recovery to the personal injury victim in this case.