A woman has filed a personal injury suit on behalf of her minor son, alleging that he suffered serious injuries when a slab of concrete fell from the roof of a restaurant and struck him on the top of the head.

On March 20, Deborah Conklin, mother of Christopher Conklin, filed a personal injury suit in Illinois’ St. Clair County Court naming WAG Restaurants, CBL & Associates Management, EMJ Construction, and Toenjes Brick Contracting as defendants.

Conklin claims her son was standing outside the J. Bucks restaurant in Fairview Heights when he was hit by the concrete.

The complaint says that Christopher Conklin suffered sprained, torn, cut, or bruised muscles, ligaments, membranes, nerves, blood vessels, and tissues and was caused to become sick, sore, lame, and disordered because of the incident.

Conklin claims her son also suffered great pain and anguish and a puncture wound to the top of his head that caused bleeding, swelling, headaches, and internal derangement that required him to take medications.

Conklin claims her son’s treatment caused her to incur substantial medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of the defendants for allowing the concrete slab to become broken, failure to repair the concrete despite knowing it to be a hazard, failure to warn, and failure to erect barricades.

Conklin seeks damages in excess of $200,000, plus costs, from the four-count suit.

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