Alleging a "larger mat" would have prevented her injuries, Pamela Licatino has filed suit against Serenity Home Assisted Care Living and administrator Roselyne Vertil.

The suit was filed on Feb. 9 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, 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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