Flight attendant sues janitorial contractor over bathroom floor slip & fall

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 7, 2015

A Houston resident filed a lawsuit against a janitorial business alleging negligence in 2013.

Kay Leftwich Dohanyos filed a complaint against ABM Janitorial Services and South Central Inc. in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on July 2, claiming liability in an August 2013 fall on a wet restroom floor that the suit states permanently rendered the victim unable to work.

According to the suit, the defendant was contracted to perform custodial services in the Continental/United flight attendants’ lounge at George Bush International Airport in Houston. The complaint states that ABM was negligent in failing to keep the premises, including the women’s restroom, in a safe condition.

Dohanyos, a United Airlines employee, contends that she was injured when stepping on a wet restroom floor that an ABM employee had just mopped. The plaintiff avers that there were no warning signs or barriers to let patrons know of the floor’s condition. She alleges personal injuries, including a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery, resulting in chronic pain, reduced range of motion, and limited physical ability, prohibiting her from continuing to work.

The plaintiff avers physical impairment and disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, anguish, medical expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life. She seeks in excess of $75,000 in compensation for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs. 

Dohanyos is represented by Jan Woodward Fox and Cameron Weir in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-01899.

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