DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Texas woman has been awarded more than $1 million for a fall on ice outside a Bettendorf hotel that shattered her ankle and left her with limp.
The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/MjmdpH) that a Scott County jury awarded 54-year-old Brenda Alcala, of Dallas, $1.2 million on Friday.
Alcala sued after she slipped and fell at the Courtyard by Marriott at Bettendorf on Jan. 21, 2010. Her attorney, Mike Bush of Davenport, says responding paramedics had to spread their own salt on the hotel's sidewalk to reach and help Alcala.
Bush said Alcala has had two surgeries on her ankle and has had to change jobs for less pay with her Texas consulting firm because chronic pain from the injury keeps her from traveling.
Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com
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