Woman sues over slippery hotel tub

By Kelly Holleran | May 26, 2009

A Newton County woman has filed suit against a Jefferson County hotel, claiming she slipped and fell while in the bathtub.

Raquel Lynn Foster says she and her children were staying at MCM Elegant Hotel at 2355 Interstate 10 South in Beaumont when Foster slipped in the bathtub of room 611 and fell.

"The bathtub in room 611 had an extremely slippery bottom, was not equipped with any type of non-skid material, and Defendant failed to provide a mat or other material for the safe use of the bathtub," the suit filed May 19 in Jefferson County District Court states.

Because of her fall, Foster says she suffered past and future physical pain, mental anguish, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement and physical impairment. According to the complaint, Foster also incurred medical expenses.

She is seeking a judgment for unspecified damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief to which she may be entitled.

She is represented by Blair A. Bisbey of Seale, Stover and Bisbey in Jasper.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D184-114.

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