Premises Verdict

Meyers v. Weatherly Building LLC et al., Multnomah County Case No. 1403-02552

Plaintiff Mary Meyers was a frail elderly woman who went to The Weatherly Building in January 2013. The mezzanine level of the building was only accessible by a staircase. When Ms. Meyers reached the top of the staircase, an employee of The Weatherly Building opened a door striking Ms. Meyers and causing her to fall.  Ms. Meyers claimed that The Weatherly, their property management company (Mayfield Management Company) and a tenant (Jadent Inc.) were negligent for having a door that opened outward into the staircase and only had a small window with an obstructed view of oncoming danger. She further alleged that the unsafe condition was not obvious to visitors.  Ms. Meyers suffered injuries including a fractured femur which required surgery and a resulting infection and bed sores.  She sought damages including $101,054 in past medical expenses, $50,000 in future medical expenses and $600,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendants denied liability and asserted comparative negligence claiming that Ms. Meyers failed to keep a proper lookout.

Plaintiff’s Counsel –  Jeremiah V. Ross and Elizabeth Welch 

Defense Counsel – Eric Meyer (The Weatherly and Mayfield Management) and Scott Jonsson (Jadent Inc.)

Verdict –  $157,170.53 (All against The Weatherly and Mayfield Management)

Date – July 2, 2015

July 8, 2015

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