University of Chicago named in slip and fall case

By Thomas Kallies | Oct 17, 2013

Mae Hodge filed a personal injury lawsuit against the University of Chicago and Court Theatre in the Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 9.

According to Hodge, she was entering the lobby of the Court Theatre at 5535 S. Ellis in Chicago when her shoe became caught in the floor mat, causing her to fall. Hodge claims she was unable to walk immediately following the accident and was taken via ambulance to the emergency room at the University of Chicago.

Hodge alleges she has sustained severe and permanent physical and emotional injuries which have required her to expend large sums of money for medical care. Hodge now seeks compensatory damages from the named defendants.

Hodge is seeking more than $350,000 in damages. She is being represented by Chicago attorney LaVon M. Johns.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011200.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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