Beyond the Fall: How Medical History Can Cause a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit to Slip and Fall

It seemed to be a straightforward case: A woman was walking on a city sidewalk, tripped over a one-quarter-inch ridge where two sidewalk sections met, and fell. She filed an $800,000 lawsuit against the city alleging that the sidewalk was faulty. The woman sustained several injuries, among them a torn rotator cuff and debilitating back pain of unknown origin. Multiple diagnostic tests failed to show a cause for her back pain, though the plaintiff insisted the pain stemmed from the fall. Read On