An Aberdeen woman who fell in the parking lot of Grays Harbor Community Hospital has filed a potential multi-million dollar lawsuit against the hospital because of the “dangerous condition” of the hospital’s parking lot, the suit states.
Attorneys for Carol Campbell and her husband, George, say the couple arrived at the East Campus of Community Hospital last year in Aberdeen. They got out of the vehicle and headed to the back to meet so they could walk together to the hospital entrance.
“Unbeknownst to both Carol and George Campbell, there is a change in the pavement’s elevation where the parking spaces and driving lane connect,” the lawsuit states. “… Unfortunately, the uneven pavement caused Carol Campbell to fall and break both of her legs.”
The lawsuit alleges that she was “bedridden for many weeks as a result of her injuries and continues to suffer to this day.”
The personal injury lawsuit was filed in Grays Harbor Superior Court on Feb. 27 by Carter Hick from the Olympia-based law firm Connolly Tacon & Meserve. The hospital is represented by the law firm of Soha & Lang of Seattle, which denied the allegations on April 22.
The lawsuit states that the hospital “reasonably should have known” that the “uneven pavement which caused Carol Campbell to fall is dangerous and poses a substantial risk of harm to the patient population and other visitors.”
The lawsuit seeks “judgment for economic and non-economic damages in an amount to be proven at trial,” along with attorney fees and whatever other relief the “court deems appropriate.”