A woman in Southaven recently won her slip and fall case against the hospital where her husband was being taken care of. Brenda Dowland won 75 percent of the damages she was seeking and 25 percent for negligence, bringing her total award monies to $60,000.
Dowland was visiting her husband at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto when she slipped on a wet spot of the hallway near the gift shop. That portion of the tiled floor had recently been mopped by a hospital employee; the only warning sign nearby was located at the other end of the hallway where Dowland would not have been able to see it.
Due to her fall, Dowland told the court that she suffered injuries to her right arm that are the reason why she is still in pain management today. The hospital argued back that not only did they have a warning sign posted, since she was not a patient of the hospital but only a visitor, they did not have any duty to her to keep their premises safe.
The jurors of DeSoto County unanimously disagreed.
“She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”
“Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”
“Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”
“Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”
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