Trapped for 6 1/2 Hours, Elderly Woman Says

     PHOENIX (CN) – An old woman spent over six hours stuck in a doorway crying for help because Emeritus Senior Living failed to provide adequate security, she claims in court.



     Marilyn Kutner lives at Chris Ridge, a retirement community and assisted living facility owned by the Emeritus Corp.
     She says she was entering a campus building on June 13, 2011, “when she tried to prevent the door from shutting on her and fell to the ground.”
     “Kutner remained on the ground lodged in the doorway yelling for help for approximately six and a half hours until a person delivering newspaper heard her yelling for help and obtained help for her,” according to her complaint in Maricopa County Superior Court.
     Emeritus owed Kutner a duty “to properly hire, retain and supervise security on defendant’s staff and to ensure security exercised care consistent with the prevailing professional standard of care for a security officer,” the complaint states.
     Kutner seeks “just compensation.” She is represented by Hershel Ber.

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