$1.5 Million Personal Injury Suit Filed Against McDonald’s

Personal injury suit filed against McDonald'sA Tennessee family recently filed a personal injury suit against the owners of a McDonald's, claiming that the owners' negligence in maintaining the restaurant's "Playplace" resulted in injuries to the son.

Jonathan and Stephanie Fields claim that they were at the Alcoa, Tennessee McDonald's with their son and his grandmother, The Daily Times reports. Their son, Tristan Blake Fields, was playing in the "Playplace" inside the McDonald's under the supervision of his grandmother when he fell from a slide, landing on a steel stairway, the personal injury lawsuit claims.

As a result of this fall, Fields allegedly sustained several serious injuries, including a fractured femur, for which he needed to be hospitalized for days, the suit states. Doctors also allegedly had difficulty realigning the boy's hip, allegedly causing him to have a prolonged limp.

The Fields claim that the McDonald's owner, Cochran Seymour Inc., was negligent in maintaining the premises, as a result of which the slide was in "dangerous condition." They seek $1.5 million in compensatory damages for their son and another $75,000 in compensatory damages for themselves, according to the news source.

According to WebMD, the femur is the longest and strongest bone in the human body. A broken hip usually involves a fracture of the upper part of this bone.