In September of 2015, a man filed a lawsuit against Baptist Hospitals of Southwest Texas in relation to a slip and fall incident that occurred a year prior in 2014. But as can be the case with lawsuits, it takes time for the full process to be completed. Filed in 2015, it was only recently that both parties agreed to a motion of continuance so that both sides could review discovery responses and information.
The lawsuit is for $1 million, as the plaintiff alleges that the hospital failed to clean up a liquid substance on the ground, which led to the man slipping, falling, and suffering injuries. The extent of the injuries is not defined or described in our source article, but the plaintiff is requesting damages to cover his pain and suffering, his lost wages at work, his medical costs, his mental anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the incident.
The issue of liquids spilled on the ground is an all too common one for innocent people all across the country. It is a typical problem for restaurants, bars, grocery stores and, yes, even hospitals. Really any establishment or location that has guests or patrons could be susceptible to a slip and fall occurring under these circumstances.
For the victims and their loved ones, it is what they do after the slip and fall that is important. Feeling bad or guilty after the fact won’t hold the negligent party responsible, nor will it achieve any justice. Consider your legal standing after a slip and fall and consult with an attorney.
Source: SE Texas Record, “Continued: $1M slip and fall suit against Baptist Hospitals,” David Yates, Aug. 14, 2017