Million-Dollar Mopping Mishap Alleged
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Man blames Kaiser housekeeping for a mopping mishap and hurt knee, in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Scott McAdoo sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and Northwest Permanente, P.C. for premises liability and personal injuries.
“On or about Oct. 20, 2016, at about 1:30 p.m. the plaintiff was at his mother’s bedside in room 324. Kaiser housekeeping arrived and asked the plaintiff to move away so they could clean. As he got up form sitting and stepped to the left, his left foot slipped on wet floor and he fell onto the ground, causing injury,” the complaint states.
McAdoo needed surgery for a torn ligament and meniscus, followed by a second surgery to remove scar tissue, he claims. His knee remains unstable with traumatic arthritis and he may eventually need a knee replacement, he says.
McAdoo contends housekeepers should not have been mopping the floor in a patient’s room during visiting hours, nor asked him to move to a part of the floor that was still wet and soapy from mopping.
Scott McAdoo seeks $750,000 in non-economic damages, which he says may go up or down based on how his condition proceeds, $75,000 in medical expenses, $100,000 in future medical expenses, costs, disbursements and a jury trial. He intends to add claims for punitive damages, according to the complaint. He is represented by Mark McDougal, Gregory Kafoury, Mark McDougal and Jason Kafoury of Kafoury & McDougal in Portland.