Arizona Woman Sues Golf Resort After Falling On Green

A woman claims she sustained serious injuries after falling in a poorly maintained golf course.An elderly woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Arizona after suffering a fall on its golf course, according to the Arizona Republic.

The lawsuit, filed by 70-year-old Janice Russell, claims she was playing golf at the resort in 2008 when he right foot sank deep into a hole near the 18th green, causing her to fall. The plaintiff said the hole had been covered by grass.

The InterContinental Hotels Group, San Marcos Resort Investors and San Marcos Capital Partners are all listed as defendants, the newspaper reports. The plaintiff claims they were negligent because they were aware of the hazard cause by the hole but did not fix it .

Russell reportedly suffered severe injuries as a result of the fall, which the lawsuit states has caused her to rack up considerable medical bills and endure mental and physical pain. The news source said the plaintiff is asking for compensatory damages, the value of future medical care and courts costs.

The newspaper said the personal injury suit has been temporarily halted as the company recently filed for bankruptcy.

Falls among adults over age 65 may lead to serious injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the leading cause of injury death among the elderly population.