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Woman sues cleaning crew over slippery hospital floors

January 27, 2010
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GALVESTON, TX — A woman who slipped on a reportedly wet floor mat has filed a $75,000 lawsuit against the cleaning company for the University of Texas Medical Branch Harborside Trauma Center, according to the Southeast Texas Record.

According to the story, Leticia Thompson, in her suit against Sodexo and Sodexo Inc., claimed the cleaning company allowed the floor mat to become "slippery and dangerous," resulting in her fall on January 17, 2008.

The suit filed states: "The defendants'' agents, servants and/or employees knew of or, in the exercise of ordinary care, should have known of the existence of the dangerous condition of the water under the mat."

Thompson claims a member of the cleaning staff was power washing in the area and water was allowed to collect under the mat, resulting it in slipping out from under her, the story stated.

The hospital was not named as a defendant in the suit, the story added.

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