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Premises Liability – Trip Hazard

On October 2, 2006, our client arrived in Kansas City for a religious conference planning meeting at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott Hotel. As our client prepared for bed, he stubbed his big toe on a floor-mounted door stop in front of the sliding glass closet doors. Our client was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. He underwent four epidural injections to combat the pain that he was suffering and later had a spinal stimulator implanted in his back. After filing suit, we learned that at least two prior patrons of the hotel had been injured by the same type of door stops. Despite this knowledge, hotel management had failed to remedy the problem by the time Mr. Mitchell was injured. We were able to obtain a settlement for our client in the amount of $450,000.