Visitor's slip on puddle lands Lutheran General Hospital in court

By Annie Cosby | Jul 22, 2014


A woman is suing over claims she was injured while visiting a patient in the hospital.

Maria Knickrehm filed a lawsuit July 10 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Lutheran General Hospital, alleging premises liability.

According to the complaint, Knickrehm was entering Lutheran General Hospital to visit a patient on Aug. 9, 2012, when she slipped on a puddle on the floor and sustained injuries.

She accuses the hospital of failing to maintain a safe premises and not providing proper lighting from the parking lot to the hospital entrance.

Knickrehm is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Edward M. Rubin of Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum Ltd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007277.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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