Health Law Practice Group Update: Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

The Health Law Practice Group obtained summary judgment in a premises liability case. Plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on liquid an employee allegedly deposited and left on a hospital floor. She claimed a permanent wrist injury following a surgical procedure negatively impacted nearly all activities of daily living. Judge Shana Frost Matini in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia agreed with our arguments that Plaintiff lacked evidence the hospital was on notice of any dangerous condition and Plaintiff engaged in impermissible speculation in claiming a hospital employee left liquid on the floor.