The Madison County Record May 6, 2014, 3:17pm

A woman claims she broke her arm after falling on a plastic advertisement at an Alton Macy’s store.

Janet Taylor filed a lawsuit April 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Macy’s.

In her complaint, Taylor claims she was shopping at the Macy’s at 100 Alton Square in Alton on July 3, when she slipped on a thin plastic advertisement that was lying face down near a tile walkway. Because of her fall, Taylor suffered a compound fracture to her right arm, which required surgery, according to the complaint.

She blames Macy’s for causing her fall, saying its employees knew that a dangerous slip hazard existed, failed to inspect the area to discover the danger, failed to barricade the area and failed to warn of the fall hazard.

Taylor is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs. She is being represented by Lanny Darr of Schrempf, Kelly, Napp and Darr in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-615.

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