An Ocala woman is seeking over $100,000 in damages from a local medical office after she allegedly “sustained serious injuries” due to a fall caused by “insufficient lighting” on a walking area.
The lawsuit was filed last month in the fifth judicial circuit court of Marion County by attorney Mark A. Cornelius on behalf of his client, Donna Callahan, against Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center, 32nd Place LLC, and Haris I. Mirza, MD.
According to the complaint, “on or about November 7, 2019,” Callahan was allegedly walking around the building, which is located at 2651 SW 32nd Place, when she “sustained serious injuries and other damages.”
The complaint says the incident took place at night and alleges that Callahan’s injuries were caused by “insufficient lighting and/or a dangerous walking area.” It goes on to accuse the defendants of negligence for not knowing that “the lighting for the walking area was insufficient at night.”
“As a direct and proximate results of defendants’ negligence, Callahan fell on the sidewalk as she was walking to her vehicle” at the medical office, according to the complaint. It claims Callahan suffered “bodily injury” and that she has experienced hospitalization expenses.
Callahan’s attorneys say the injuries she sustained are “permanent within a reasonable degree of medical probability,” and that she will “continue to suffer” losses in the future due to continuing medical care.
According to court records, summons were issued to the defendants on September 1, 2023. No additional filings, including confirmation that the summons have been served, have been made in court.