Unsafe Stairs Ruined Woman's Marriage, She Says
3-5-2013 00:12:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - A woman's marriage was ruined when she "sustained significant personal injuries" tripping and falling on La Mesa Kaiser medical office stairs without a handrail, she claims in a complaint filed in San Diego County Superior Court.
Leahlisa Magers and her husband Aaron say in their complaint that Kaiser "is per se negligent for violating the California Building Code (1998, 2001, 2007 and 2010) for failing to have a handrail on the subject matter stair case."
The Magers also claim in their complaint that "rise and run discrepancies," and the lack of "appropriate lighting and/or
warning signs" hindered her safe descent.
The couple claims in the complaint that "due to the nature of the injuries sustained by plaintiff Leahlisa Magers and the severe physical, emotional and psychological strains they cause her, she is no longer able to provide plaintiff Aaron Magers with love, companionship, affection, society, moral support, and solace. Because of these injuries, plaintiff Leahlisa Magers will be unable to perform these duties in the future."
They sue for premises liability, negligence and loss of consortium, and are represented by Douglas H. Swope.