CHICAGO — A Maywood couple is suing Loyola University Medical Center, alleging negligence led to the wife's fall and injuries. 

 Loyola University Health System, Trinity Health Corporation and Sodexo Operations LLC, a healthcare corporation, citing alleged negligence.

Charnette Peden and Timothy Peden filed a lawsuit April 20, in the Cook County Circuit Court against Loyola University Health System, Trinity Health Corporation and Sodexo Operations LLC,  alleging they failed to exercise due care and caution to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, on July 26, 2014, Charnette Peden lost her balance and fell at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, due to a large area of liquid on the floor in the hospital's hallway. The fall caused her to suffer severe and permanent injuries, the suit says. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to inspect and maintain their hallway in a reasonably safe condition and failed to post  any signs to give notice to any dangerous areas.

The Pedens seek a trial by jury more than $50,000 in damages, plus the costs of suit. They are represented by attorney David R. Butzen of Goldfein Law Office PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L003967

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