Fall: hand sanitizer dripped on floor of corridor, or so suit claimed.

Position::Smith v. Yale-New Haven Hosp., - Brief article

Throughout the corridors of the hospital were dispensers mounted on the walls for a hand sanitizer for physicians, nurses, staff and visitors to clean their hands to avoid contamination.

The hand sanitizer, described by the Superior Court of Connecticut as a "slippery liquid substance," tended to collect in small puddles on the floor directly beneath the dispensers.

A visitor sued, claiming just such a slippery puddle of hand sanitizer was the culprit in her slip and fall injury case.

The court agreed, but only in general terms, that the visitor's allegations...

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