I was playing a casino slot machine on mothers day and a door on the machine sprung open and hit me in the knees. The slot attendant said whomever did the work on it last did not put it together correctly and this is what happened. They told me to put ice on it and I filled out an accident report.
I saw my doctor. The knee is swollen still and locks up. I am on disability also with multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.
Do you think I have a personal injury case? Can I get compensation for pain and suffering? Thanks.
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ANSWER for "Casino Slot Machine Causes Knee Injury...":
If your physician can write a Medical Narrative, including a Diagnosis and Prognosis confirming the slot machine door caused an isolated and unique injury to your knee, you might be able to convince the casino to pay you for your medical bills.
Normally a swollen knee in and of itself is not a sufficient basis for a personal injury case. Your present serious illnesses should not be a factor in the new injury.
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