The Louisiana Record reports that Burrell is seeking more than $900,000 in damages in the lawsuit, which was filed last month in federal court in New Orleans.
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According to the news source, the slip and fall lawsuit seeks damages for medical expenses incurred, a loss of wages and earning capacity, and physical and mental pain and court costs. The plaintiff has reportedly requested a jury trial.
Slip and fall accidents are particularly dangerous for older adults, as 2.2 million nonfatal fall injuries among Americans aged 65 and older were treated in emergency departments in 2009, the last year for which data was available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.