Le Lézard
Classified in: Health
Subjects: LAW, SCZ

Emerson Straw trial lawyers file wrongful death lawsuit in Pinellas County, Florida circuit court against St. Anthony's Hospital and Baycare Health System after patient dies from injuries caused in a slip and fall accident

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 4, 2019, the daughter of a patient who died in a Pinellas County, Florida hospital sued St. Anthony's Hospital, Inc. and Baycare Health System, Inc. The complaint alleges that the defendants were vicariously responsible for the slip and fall that caused the death of the plaintiff's mother, Mildred Powell Green.

The decedent's daughter, Latoya S. Green, who the court appointed as the personal representative of Mildred Green's estate, has brought legal claims against the defendants for herself and her brother, Julius Green, under Florida's Wrongful Death Act.

According to the lawsuit, on December 15, 2018, decedent Mildred Green was in her hospital room when a staff member mopped the floor. The lawsuit alleges that the cleaning solution made the floor slippery, but no verbal warning was given to the decedent, and no wet floor signs were placed. The lawsuit further alleges that at approximately 5 p.m., Mildred needed to use the bathroom located in her hospital room. She slipped and fell in the bathroom and hit her head on the sink, resulting in lethal injuries.

In the state of Florida, the parties that own, operate, control, and/or maintain a commercial property owe a duty of care to business invitees. That duty is breached when such parties (or one of their employees) have actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition yet fail to remedy the condition within a reasonable amount of time or to post warnings about it.

When a business employee mops a floor and makes the surface slippery, this establishes actual knowledge of the dangerous condition. According to the lawsuit filed against St. Anthony's Hospital and Baycare Health System, the dangerous condition in Mildred Green's hospital room was not remedied within a reasonable timeframe, and Mildred (a business invitee) was not warned about it, thus constituting a breach of the duty of care, or "negligence." Per the complaint, this negligence was the actual or proximate cause of the slip and fall that led to Mildred Green's death.

The lawsuit does not specify a monetary amount being sought by the plaintiffs other than Latoya S. Green is seeking an amount for herself and her brother in excess of $15,000 for the decedent's pre-death pain and suffering; loss of services and support with interest; probable net income; replacement value of support services; lost net accumulations; funeral and medical costs; the surviving children's loss of parental support, service, companionship, guidance, and instructions; and mental pain and suffering. The medical malpractice lawyer representing Ms. Green's estate and her daughter is Wesley T. Straw of Emerson Straw PL in St. Petersburg, FL.

Wesley T. Straw, Esquire
Emerson Straw PL 
(727) 821-1500

SOURCE Emerson Straw

These press releases may also interest you

at 11:01
Blue Shield of California today announced a $20 million contribution to the California Access to Housing and Services fund Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed in his 2020-2021 budget. The governor announced the fund last week to...

at 11:01
AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination ? the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA).  The House of Representatives vote...

at 10:45
The "6th Perinatal Stem Cell Society Congress" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The International Perinatal Stem Cell Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded on the basic principle that stem cells from...

at 10:43
Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, reported its consolidated financial results according to Ind AS and IFRS, for the quarter ending December 31, 2019....

at 10:40
Everyone deserves healthcare and medical treatment.  As healthcare costs continue to rise, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) aims to ensure access to quality healthcare for all Pennsylvanians regardless of ability to pay. ...

at 10:20
Veterinary Healthcare Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global veterinary healthcare market. Read the full report:...

News published on 16 august 2019 at 15:24 and distributed by: