Sam's Club and Wal-Mart sued over woman's injuries from office chair

Ann Knef Sep. 3, 2008, 10:17am

Deborah LoDuca is suing Wal-Mart and Sam's Club for injuries she allegedly sustained while attempting to sit on an office chair that had been displayed at an O'Fallon store.

According to a complaint filed Aug. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the office chair malfunctioned while LoDuca was lowering herself onto it at Sam's Club on Aug. 1, 2007.

The suit claims the defendants failed to remedy the dangerous condition of the chair when they knew or should have known of the condition and the unreasonable risk of harm it created.

LoDuca also claims the chair was not properly assembled, and the defendants failed to warn her of the chair's dangerous condition.

She claims low back injuries, bodily pain and anguish, loss of a normal life and medical expenses.

She is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.

LoDuca is represented by Kenneth P. Danzinger of Callis, Papa, Hale, Szewczyk & Danzinger of Granite City.

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