Kaiser Visitor Tripped Over a Scale, She Claims
5-23-2014 15:10:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A woman tripped over a scale in Kaiser’s hallway, breaking her knee in three places, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

     Ruby Munguia sued Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for premises liability.

     Munguia’s brother had hand surgery at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, according to the complaint. Munguia and her sister-in-law, Lorraine, came to visit him during his recovery, the complaint says.

     Afterwards, as they started back to the waiting room, Munguia “fell down after her foot hit a scale that was left in the hallway. When plaintiff Ruby Mungia fell on the scale, she fractured her left knee in three places. The scale was in the hallway (an area frequented by visitors), due to defendants’ negligence,” the complaint states. (Parentheses in complaint.)

     “Because plaintiff Ruby Munguia’s left knee is weak from her injury, she has had to compromise with her right leg putting a lot of strain on her right leg. As a result, plaintiff Ruby Munguia has developed a fracture on her right fibula,” it continues.

     Munguia seeks general damages, medical and related expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest and costs of suit. She is represented by William F. Wright of Sacramento.