World Market sued for customer's foot injury

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 3, 2006, 9:10pm

World Market in Shiloh

Christina Scott claims headboards or footboards fell onto her left foot in a lawsuit filed against World Market in Shiloh in St. Clair County on March 17.

According to the complaint, Scott suffered severe and permanent injuries after the accident occurred on March 26, 2004.

"World Markets, acting through its agents, independent contractors and employees, knew or in the exercise of ordinary care should have known that the condition of its property involved an unreasonable risk of harm to persons on the premises," the complaint states.

Scott claims that World Market negligently placed the headboards and footboards in an upright position without being secured to the floor and failed to warn patrons, including her, of the unstable condition.

She claims that the injury to her foot has caused pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and the loss of enjoying her usual daily activities. She claims she will lose enjoyment permanently.

Represented by Tad Armstrong of Edwardsville, Scott is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus all costs of the suit.

06 L 185 (20th Circuit)

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