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Airport pedestrian alleges injuries in slippery fall

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 1, 2015

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A Cook County resident filed suit against two municipal corporations and one private corporation in an alleged 2014 incident of negligence.

Shirley West brought a lawsuit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Department of Aviation, the city of Chicago, and United Service Companies Inc. claiming liability in a May 2014 injury.

The suit states that the defendant owned, managed, and maintained the property known as O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. According to the filing, when the plaintiff was on the premises on or about May 26, 2014, she slipped and fell on a liquid on the floor of Concourse C.

The grievance states that the defendants owed a duty to the public to maintain a standard of care in the remedy and repair of the premises and that their alleged negligence created an unreasonably dangerous condition. It further alleges that they maintained the premises in an openly defective state for too long a time; knew or should have known of the danger; and failed to warn the plaintiff of the hazard.

West claims injuries and damages of a personal, pecuniary and permanent nature. The plaintiff seeks compensation in excess of $50,000, plus attorney’s fees and costs. She is represented in the case by Andrea Thompson of The Vrdolyak Law Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L0005300

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