ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing a university, citing alleged failure to keep the premises in a safe condition.

Mary E. Martens filed a complaint Aug. 18 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against St. Louis University, alleging that the defendant failed its duty to exercise ordinary care and should have known of the dangerous condition on the premises.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on Oct. 22, she was at the university to attend to her daughter's volleyball game. When she was in the gym's bathroom, she slipped and violently fell to the ground due to an uneven surface, the complaint says. 

As a result, Martens claims she suffered injuries that caused her to require hospital care that cost $29,613.36 and has lost wages in the amount of $2,520. 

The plaintiff holds St. Louis University responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to use ordinary care to remove, remedy or warn of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of fair and reasonable sums in excess of $25,000, as well for court costs and further relief the court deems proper. She is represented by Devin A. Sauer of Shapiro/Sauer LLC in Clayton and Scott E. Sherman of Law Office of Scott E. Sherman in Clayton.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11052

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