Patricia Price has sued John Peter Smith Hospital and Thyssenkrupp Elevators and claimed she was injured while riding in an elevator in September 2017. Ms. Price was in the hospital’s main building when she entered the elevator on the fourth floor. While in the elevator, she was “violently jolted by the abrupt falling then stopping of the elevator.” Ms. Price was taken to the hospital’s emergency room and complained of injuries to her neck and back. The suit claims that the hospital had received prior complaints of the elevator malfunctioning prior to the incident involving Ms. Price.
The Fort Worth Star – Telegram investigated and found that the hospital has had issues with their elevators for the past year. Prior to Ms. Price’s injury, nurse Carren Stratford was injured when she was crushed between floors while riding in an elevator at the hospital. In 2018, an elderly person suffered a head injury because an elevator in the garage did not stop level with the ground. In 2016, Cardell Davis Sr. was injured when the doors to the elevator slammed shut on him as he was exiting. He has filed suit against Thyssenkrupp.
When someone is injured or dies as a result of an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of an accident.