SMG Settles In Forklift Injury

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed injury after tripping over a forklift at Landon Arena in Topeka, Kan.

Mysel Sherraden filed the lawsuit Aug. 2009 against Shawnee County, Cumulus Broadcasting and SMG, the facility operator of the Kansas Expocentre. Cumulus Broadcasting and Shawnee County were eventually dismissed from the suit.

Sherraden was attending a cooking school hosted by Cumulus Broadcasting, SMG and the Expocentre, which is owned by Shawnee County. According to court documents, Sherraden sustained damages totaling about $130,800 after she tripped over a forklift and fell.

SMG replied in court documents that the forklift was “obvious and could have been avoided.”

Court records did not reveal the settlement; Shawnee County District Court records show the case filed against SMG was removed from the docket Sept. 29.

Sherraden’s lawsuit said she sustained serious injuries, permanent disabilities and permanent disfigurement. The suit sought judgment for damages that included past and future medical care and treatment; loss of earnings and earning capacity; and pain, suffering and mental anguish.