Woman cut by food processor blames GE, Walmart

Andrea Dearden Sep. 29, 2011, 4:00am

A Madison County woman is suing Walmart and General Electric after she allegedly cut her hand while using a food processor sold at the retail store.

Veronica Bradford filed the lawsuit Sept. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Walmart Stores Inc. and General Electric Co.

Bradford says her employer, Eden Village, bought a GE food processor from Walmart to use in the kitchen of the retirement home. The food processor was allegedly supposed to be designed to not work if the lid were off.

However, while Bradford was assembling the food processor to make a meal for the center's residents in September 2010, she says the cutting blade started spinning -- without the lid in place. Bradford claims her left hand was cut severely by the rotating blade.

Bradford also contends the GE food processor was under a voluntary recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in May and that Walmart has received several complaints about the product working without the lid.

Bradford alleges GE and Walmart are liable for her injuries and is suing both companies for negligence. She asks for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court fees.

Attorney Eric J. Carlson, of Edwardsville, is representing Bradford.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-888

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