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Injured Aqueduct Employee Bets on Lawsuit

An unusual workplace accident has resulted in an unusual lawsuit. A worker at the Aqueduct racino suffered a head injury when a roulette machine fell on her. She has now filed a defective products lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machine, International Game Technology, because she can no longer work.

The employee had worked at the Resorts World Casino in the Queens neighborhood of Ozone Park for eight months before she was injured. The injury occurred on August 23, 2013, when a customer asked her for help because the roulette table was not working and his ticket had become stuck. She bent down to open the door at the bottom of the machine, and it fell on her head, knocking her unconscious. She was taken by ambulance to Jamaica Hospital.

The employer noted that she has not been the only person injured by the machine. Her manager had been hurt a few days before, and fellow-employees told her that another worker had been injured after her accident occurred.

The injury has left her with constant headaches. She said, “My life has really changed. … I go to sleep with a headache and I wake up with a headache.” The former employee is now on disability and takes 10 to 14 pills a day that include Oxycodone for her headaches.

The lawsuit, filed on March 26, does not request a specific amount of money. “My health is more important,” she said.

IGT did not return requests for comment. However, the company is no stranger to litigation of other types, including cases that involve patent infringement and making false and misleading statements about the company’s performance.

Source: New York Post,” Aqueduct racino worker knocked out by faulty roulette machine: suit, Apr. 7, 2014.

http://nypost.com/2014/04/07/aqueduct-racino-worker-knocked-out-by-faulty-roulette-machine-suit/

An unusual workplace accident has resulted in an unusual lawsuit. A worker at the Aqueduct racino suffered a head injury when a roulette machine fell on her. She has now filed a negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machine, International Game Technology because she can no longer

The employee had worked at the Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park in Queens for eight months before she was injured. The injury occurred on August 23, 2013, when a customer asked her for help because the roulette table was not working and his ticket had become stuck. She bent down to open the door at the bottom of the machine, and it fell on her head, knocking her unconscious. She was taken by ambulance to Jamaica Hospital.

The employer noted that she has not been the only person injured by the machine. Her manager had been hurt a few days before, and fellow-employees told her that another worker had been injured after her accident occurred.

The injury has left her with constant headaches. She said, “My life has really changed. … I go to sleep with a headache and I wake up with a headache.” The former employee is now on disability and takes 10 to 14 pills a day that include Oxycodone for her headaches.

The lawsuit, filed on March 26, does not request a specific amount of money. “My health is more important,” she said.

IGT did not return requests for comment. However, the company is no stranger to litigation of other types, including cases that involve patent infringement and making false and misleading statements about the company’s performance.

Source: New York Post,” Aqueduct racino worker knocked out by faulty roulette machine: suit, Apr. 7, 2014.

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