Mall customer alleges negligence caused escalator injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

HOUSTON — A Houston couple is suing mall operators, alleging a malfunctioning escalator injured the wife.

Hongyan Geng and Fulian Shang filed a complaint Feb. 25 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Memorial City Mall LLP, Memorial City Mall CP LLC and Otis Elevator Company, alleging negligence and failure to prevent a dangerous incident from occurring

According to the complaint, on March 18, 2017, Geng was shopping at Memorial City Mall with her daughter. The suit says Geng was injured when an escalator malfunctioned and caused the plaintiff's head to strike the escalator steps. Geng alleges she suffered three deep lacerations to her forehead and bruises to her nose and right hand.

Shang alleges loss of consortium

Geng and Shang seek $1.5 million in damages and court costs. The plaintiff are representing themselves.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 19-CV-0653

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