Couple Files $100,000 Trip-and-Fall Suit Against Quest Diagnostics

Couple Files $100,000 Trip-and-Fall Suit Against Quest DiagnosticsAn Illinois couple has filed a $100,000 personal injury lawsuit against the medical testing and imaging provider Quest Diagnostics, claiming a trip-and-fall incident on the premises caused serious injuries.

The suit states that Ellen Clark was visiting her local Quest Diagnostics location in August of 2009 when she tripped over a cardboard box located in the hallway, causing her to fall, according to the St. Clair Record. As a result of the fall, Clark allegedly suffered injuries to an arm, a leg, her knees, hip, head and other body parts. These injuries caused her disability and made her miss numerous working days, in addition to suffering pain and loss of normal life, the personal injury lawsuit states. Vincent Clark, the woman's husband, claims her injuries caused him to incur medical costs.

The Clarks are represented by a personal injury attorney and seek $100,000 for what they describe as negligence on the part of Quest.

Quest Diagnostics operates more than 2,000 patient service centers in the U.S., as well as lab locations in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico and India, according to the company website.