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Woman claims faulty shower seat in Hilton hotel bathroom caused her injuries

By Bethany Krajelis | Feb 9, 2015

A California resident is suing a giant in the hotel industry over claims she fell when a faulty shower seat broke loose from the wall.

Frances Rutledge filed suit Feb 5. against Hilton Worldwide Inc., doing business as Doubletree Hilton by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook.

According to the complaint, Rutledge was at Doubletree Hilton at 1909 Spring Road in Oak Brook on July 17, 2014, when she sat on the shower seat, it broke loose from the wall and she fell  to the floor.

She accuses the hotel of failing to notice the faulty and hazardous shower seat, failing properly mount, install and inspect the shower seat for safety and negligently renting her a room with a faulty shower seat.

Rutledge is seeking damages of more than $50,000 and is represented by Chicago attorney William A. Jaeger.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No.2015L001222.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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