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Woman alleges she fell at dentist's office because stairs lacked railing

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

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ST. LOUIS — A visitor is suing a dental clinic, citing alleged failure to provide railings on its exterior stairs.

Sarah McNeil filed a complaint on Dec. 26 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Cass Avenue Dental Group Inc. alleging that the defendant failed its duty to maintain its premises in a safe and reasonable manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 12, 2017, as she was leaving the defendant's clinic she was instructed to go down a set of exterior stairs that did not have a railing on them. She allegedly lost her balance and fell. As a result, McNeil claims she sustained physical injuries as well as significant pain and suffering. 

The plaintiff holds Cass Avenue Dental Group responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inspect or adequately inspect the area for dangerous conditions, and failed to have a railing on the stairs where it was foreseeable that someone would be walking.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment for damages incurred for an amount in excess of $25,000, with costs, attorneys' fees, and for all such other relief as the court deems just and fair under the circumstances. She is represented by Jeremy A. Gogel of The Gogel Law Firm in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC12024

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