Dynasty creator Esther Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against city officials in Los Angeles after she tripped on an uneven sidewalk and ended up in hospital.

The 85-year-old screenwriter/producer, who created the hit soap opera with her husband, claims she was walking on Restaurant Row in Beverly Hills, California in April last year (13) when she fell over.

She lost her front teeth and injured her face, and consequently went to hospital, according to the lawsuit obtained by Tmz.com.

Shapiro is suing city officials for more than $25,000 (£15,600) to cover the cost of medical bills and lost earnings.