More than $1 million has been awarded to a Texas woman who fell at a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa in 2010. 54-year-old Brenda Alcala, a Dallas resident, slipped on hotel’s sidewalk, which was so icy, the responding paramedics had to use their own salt to reach her; she has since had two surgeries on her ankle as a result of her injuries, according to NBC DFW. She has also had to take a lower-paying job because she suffers from chronic pain. It is possible Alcala may need additional surgeries in the future, as well.

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