Posted On: August 13, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Woman to Receive $800,000 Chicago Injury Settlement for Slip and Fall at O’Hare Airport

The city of Chicago and Diana Sarker have agreed to settle her Illinois slip and fall lawsuit for $800,000. The 59-year-old woman fractured her kneecap and tore cartilage on January 21, 2005 when she slipped and fell while walking through Terminal 3 at O’Hare Airport.

Sarkar was hospitalized for six days following the Chicago slip and fall accident and had to undergo surgery. A number of months later, she had another surgery to repair her kneecap.

Sarkar missed the medical conference she had been traveling to and was unable to work at the private medical practice she owned for several months. She eventually returned to work but only part-time. Her volunteer medical work also suffered.

The city of Chicago is in charge of maintaining O’Hare. In her Chicago injury lawsuit, Sarkar accuses the city of failing to clean up the substance that had been left on the ground and of neglecting to tell passengers that food had fallen onto the floor.

Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are often more harmful than they sound. Slipping and falling can lead to serious and painful injuries to the knee, hip, leg, back, neck, and/or head that can take months to recover from. In some instances, injuries sustained during slip and fall accidents, such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries, can be catastrophic.

The medical costs resulting from repairing a slip and fall injury and the months of therapy that may be required to rehabilitate the injury victim can accrue pretty quickly.

You may have grounds for suing a negligent party for Chicago slip and fall.


Doc who slipped, fell at O'Hare gets $800K, Sun-Times, August 12, 2009

Attorneys: Slippery-floor suit settled, Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Slip and Fall Accidents, Nolo

Chicago Airport Systems

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