Moose Lodge Sued in Slip and Fall Suit ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Moose Lodge Sued in Slip and Fall Suit

A woman is filing a $150,000 suit against the Loyal Order of Moose, Inc. after she slipped and fell in one of their lodges. Pearl Rusteberg was attending a funeral at the Belleville/Swansea Lodge 1221, North Illinois two years ago (04NOV06) when she fell, injuring her right foot, right toes, right arm and right shoulders. She claims the injuries have resulted in weakness in her right shoulder and arm as well as a permanent loss of range of motion. Rusteberg claims the lodge "negligently created and maintained a tripping hazard or slick surface in a location of the hall or lodge where it knew or should have known that visitors, such as Plaintiff, would be distracted and/or fail to see or remember the existence of the tripping hazard or slick surface." The suit was filed last week (11OCT06) in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

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