The Plaintiff slipped and fell in a supermarket as a result of an industrial machine causing a wet floor, and the cleaning company and store employee failing to put out wet floor signs. The Plaintiff sustained injuries to her back, right leg, right arm, right pinky finger, and her head, and reported the accident to the store manager on the day the incident occurred.
On the date of the accident, the Plaintiff sought medical care and treatment at an emergency room. The Plaintiff had several emergency room visits before she presented to her family physician. X-ray’s and medication were given, and ultimately, an MRI was performed, revealing a torn meniscus. The Plaintiff was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, and as she was scheduled to undergo a surgery to repair the torn meniscus, her health insurance was canceled.
Approximately a year later, the plaintiff was able to find employment and attain health insurance coverage. She was again scheduled to have surgery, and this time the insurance carrier denied coverage. Ultimately, the Plaintiff received governmental assistance and underwent the arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscal tear. This first surgery took place approximately two years after the slip and fall accident. All this time the supermarket carrier denied liability. The surgical intervention slightly improved the Plaintiff’s knee symptoms and pain. After two years of conservative care and treatment, the Plaintiff underwent a total knee replacement.
Before the lawsuit was filed the insurance carrier denied liability, but ultimately, the cased settled for $275,000.