Molly English-Bowers Jan. 28, 2016, 2:29pm


BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing Walgreens, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered in the store's parking lot. 

Phyllis E. Pearson filed a lawsuit Jan. 11 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Bond Drug Company of Illinois LLC, Cole WG Cahokia LLC, and Walgreen Co, alleging negligence, carelessness and premises liability.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 18, 2014, the plaintiff was leaving the Walgreens, owned by Bond Drug and Cole WG, at 1201 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia, when she allegedly fell walking to her car.

The suit says the defendants were careless and negligent in their ownership, operation, maintenance and control of its premises by allowing the parking lot to deteriorate. The dangers in the lot include potholes, loose gravel and large pieces of uneven asphalt, the suit says.

As a result of her fall, the plaintiff alleges she was seriously injured, will be prevented from attending to her usual affairs, duties and occupation, and will continue to lose wages. She will also continue to have to pay for medical expenses to treat her injuries, the suit says.

Pearson seeks at least $50,000 from the three defendants, plus court costs. She is represented by attorney Clay B. St. Clair of Crowder & Scoggins Ltd. in Columbia, Ill.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-19

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