David Yates Mar. 15, 2013, 11:55am

A notice of non-suit has been filed in litigation alleging a “larger mat” would have prevented injuries resulting from a slip and fall at a nursing home.

As previously reported, Pamela Licatino filed suit against Serenity Home Assisted Care Living and administrator Roselyne Vertil on Feb. 9, 2102, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show the plaintiff filed a notice of non-suit on Jan. 8, giving notice of her intent to dismiss her claims against the defendants without prejudice.

The lawsuit alleges that on March 15, 2010, Licatino was assigned by her employer to work at Serenity Home in Port Arthur when she slipped while walking near the building’s porch/entrance, injuring her back.

“Defendant failed to utilize a mat large enough to cover the slick tile,” the suit states. “The dangerous condition at the entrance posed an unreasonable risk of harm to plaintiff.”

The suit accuses the defendants of negligently failing to warn her of the unsafe condition and failing to use a larger mat.

On top of exemplary damages, the plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs.

She is represented by the Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B191-890

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