Joe Petka Wins Broken Floor Case

Joe Petka obtained a defense verdict for a local hospital in a Philadelphia premises liability trial. This case arose out of an injury which occurred while the plaintiff was walking through a lobby in the hospital. A ceramic floor tile broke when the plaintiff stepped on it, causing her to stumble and injure her ankle. She was removed from the scene to the emergency room where she was placed in a cast. She later saw a specialist who placed her into a cam walker for several months. She then was placed in a soft ankle brace, which she was still wearing at the time of the trial. The plaintiff testified to continued pain and limitations with regard to her ankle.