Shop N' Save sued for injury-causing puddle of water

Ann Knef Jun. 27, 2007, 1:50am

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A Shop N' Save customer claims she suffered back, knee, leg, trunk and spinal column injuries as a result of slipping on a puddle of water at a Belleville store on Aug. 1, 2005.

Jessica Bush, who is seeking no more than $150,000 from the store and American Floor Care Inc., also claims she suffers headaches as a result of the incident.

According to a suit filed June 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Bush has incurred medical expenses for medicine, doctors and x-rays in the approximate sum of $4,390.40, and will in the future be required to expend further sums -- the exact amount of which cannot be definitely ascertained at this time.

"...[T]hat plaintiff has suffered damage to plaintiff's entire nervous system which has been severely shocked and deranged and that plaintiff suffered, suffers and will in the future continue to suffer great physical pain and mental anguish," the complaint states.

Bush is represented by Stuart Cofman of Cofman & Townsley in St. Louis.

"That the function of all of the said areas and parts of plaintiff's body has been and will be in the future greatly impaired and diminished, and plaintiff's ability to work and to labor has been greatly impaired and diminished and that all of the plaintiff's injuries, effects, and results thereof are permanent and progressive," the complaint states.

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