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Madison man sues hospital over toilet accident

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A patient at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Springfield filed a lawsuit June 29 that alleges the medical facility was responsible for injuries he received while on the toilet. David Kastner used the restroom facilities in July 2013 while waiting to receive medical treatment. He alleges the toilet seat detached from the wall and caused him to fall.

Kastner claims he received serious and permanent injuries due to the fall including damage to his right wrist and left knee. He has incurred almost $13,000 in medical bills due to the injuries. In addition to the financial costs, Kastner is seeking damages for loss of mobility, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.

The plaintiff believes the hospital knew or should have been aware of the dangerous situation of the restroom and failed to install, repair, and maintain the toilet fixture. Furthermore, the facility failed to warn guests of the potential risk of the lavatory.

The personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® understand that sustaining an injury due to the negligence of another is frustrating. Our Madison legal team wants to help you find the compensation and peace of mind that you need during this difficult time. Call (800) 242-2874 today for more information about how our legal services can help you achieve justice.