Ohio woman blames Mountaineer Casino for injuries

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 16, 2015

NEW CUMBERLAND – An Ohio woman blames her injuries on a Northern Panhandle casino.

Vivian Roman filed her complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against Mountaineer Park Inc. doing business as Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort.

Roman, who lives in Cleveland, say she was visiting the casino on Nov. 26, 2013, when she lost her balance and fell because of an uneven and unsafe area of floor between The Gatsby and the Pavillion stairs “where loose metal plates are … present below the carpeting, and an uneven surface exists.”

Roman says she sustained injuries to her back and hip and other parts of her body. She says some of the injuries are permanent in nature and that others might be as well.

She blames the casino for failing to inspect and maintain the area of the fall in a safe condition, failing to warn of the danger, failing to restrict foot traffic there and failing to remedy the situation. She also accuses the casino of negligent workmanship in the area.

Roman says she has incurred medical expenses of $17,122.58 and expects more in the future. She also says she has suffered severe physical and mental pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life.

She seeks compensatory damages as well as pre- and post-judgment interest.

Roman is being represented by Daniel L. McCune of Sellitti Nogay & McCune PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James P. Mazzone.

Hancock Circuit Court case number: 15-C-105

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