- Becca J. G. Godwin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A woman was injured and damaged her dentures when she slammed her head against a revolving door that had malfunctioned at a Buckhead mall, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
Fannie and Bobby Gervin are suing Lenox Square mall management, Simon Property Group and unknown defendants for negligence regarding the alleged incident from May 2, 2015.
The Gervins were walking into the entrance of the mall when the automated revolving door malfunctioned, causing Fannie’s head to collide with a plain glass wing and sustain “injuries to her mouth and teeth necessitating extensive and ongoing dental treatment and restoration,” the filing says.
A spokesman for Simon Property Group, which owns the mall, said its policy is not to comment on litigation.
The lawsuit lists 10 medical bills from various facilities that total $20,602, with a single bill accounting for about half that amount.
Fannie continues to receive treatment and might need more, according to her attorney Yinka T. Omole. Omole, who described his clients as an “elderly couple,” did not provide specifics on how the door allegedly malfunctioned.
Fannie’s husband, Bobby, cared for her at all times during her recuperation, performed “all the chores that (Fannie) regularly performs at home” and was denied the comfort of his spouse, which caused him great suffering, loneliness and grief, the lawsuit says.
Bobby requests to be appropriately compensated for his “services, deprivations and other losses he endured as a result of the injury, pain and suffering that his wife endured.”
The couple seeks damages in an amount to be determined at trial.